Symptoms To Watch Out For
Toothaches can be excruciating, and at times, it may feel like extracting the tooth is the only solution to find relief. We understand your pain and aim to offer rapid relief while preserving your tooth, and there could be alternative options available.
If you’re facing any of the following symptoms, please inform us:
- Intense tooth pain.
- Discomfort that intensifies when biting or chewing.
- Jaw pain or stiffness.
- Swelling in the gums surrounding the affected tooth or teeth.
- Indications of gum disease, such as discoloration, bleeding, or unpleasant breath.
The Treatment Plan
Tooth removal may be necessary for various reasons, which encompass, but are not restricted to, extracting baby teeth that struggle to naturally come out, teeth removal as part of orthodontic treatment, and extracting teeth due to discomfort or infection.
While you might believe that extraction is your only option for relief or consider it inevitable, there could be alternative methods to swiftly alleviate your discomfort while also safeguarding your tooth. Our primary goal is to maintain your well-being, alleviate any pain, and retain your tooth. Prior to any tooth removal, we will conduct a thorough examination and discuss your available choices with you.
The Removal Process
Depending on the dentist and patient’s preferences, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the specific areas where tooth extraction is planned. Additionally, sedation options are available if deemed necessary. We employ a minimally invasive approach to extract teeth with utmost gentleness, prioritizing your comfort and ensuring a speedy recovery.
After the procedure, you’ll receive comprehensive aftercare guidelines, which will include instructions on how to tend to your healing mouth, what to anticipate during recovery, and steps to take in case any complications arise. If you have any further questions or concerns, we’d be delighted to arrange a follow-up appointment.
The Cost Of An Extraction In Delta
Dental extraction costs can vary significantly. Under a typical insurance plan, the out-of-pocket expense for a dental extraction generally falls in the range of $100 to $200 or more. To help you determine your potential out-of-pocket costs, we’d be delighted to provide you with a pre-quote that you can submit to your insurance provider. In the absence of insurance, you can anticipate a per-tooth cost of roughly $200 to $600 or more. The specific cost of a dental extraction hinges on several factors.
Obtaining an accurate quote for your dental treatment over the phone is impossible, as your unique needs necessitate a personalized treatment plan determined only after a thorough oral examination. Understanding the two overarching categories of dental extractions can provide insights into potential costs and reasons for your specific extraction.
- Simple Tooth Extraction: A simple extraction pertains to teeth that are visible in your mouth. General dentists typically perform these procedures using local anesthesia. The cost estimate for a straightforward extraction of an accessible tooth without complications is generally lower.
- Surgical Tooth Extraction: A surgical extraction is more complex and involves removing a tooth that is not easily visible or reachable, either because it has not fully erupted or it has broken off at the gum line. Surgical extractions require careful consideration, delicate handling, and expertise, which results in a higher cost. It’s important to note that no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone because the treatment plan must be tailored to your specific needs and can only be determined after an oral examination.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wisdom teeth extraction is often seen as a customary practice, yet in truth, the removal of wisdom teeth is only necessary if they become impacted or cause interference with your jaw and other teeth.
Modern dentistry prioritizes your comfort more than ever, utilizing advanced tools and techniques to minimize discomfort, ensure efficiency, precision, and minimize trauma for swift healing. After your treatment, we will furnish you with aftercare instructions to maintain your comfort and expedite the healing process.
Approximately one hour following your procedure, you can gently remove the gauze sponges placed in your mouth and enjoy a meal. It’s essential to stick to soft foods during the initial 24 hours. Also, please refrain from consuming hot foods and using straws for several hours.
What steps should I follow post a dental extraction?
During your appointment, we will furnish you with personalized aftercare instructions. However, here are some general guidelines to promote a smooth recovery and reduce the risk of complications:
In the initial 24 hours after tooth extraction, refrain from spitting, mouth rinsing, nose blowing, straw usage, and smoking.
Avoid touching the extraction site with your finger or tongue. Steer clear of hot foods and beverages. Do not take aspirin, as it hinders blood clotting. Abstain from physical activities and exercise.
It’s advisable to plan for approximately three to four days of rest or light-duty activities after your wisdom teeth extraction. This period of rest plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of complications and supporting your healing process. While complete recovery typically takes around two weeks, you should experience minimal discomfort during this time.