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Although the prospect of having a tooth pulled can be quite traumatic for some people, sometimes an extraction is the only viable option. We always endeavor to save a tooth if we can, but if you need to get tooth extractions in Gainesville, our skilled dentists will make the procedure as quick and painless as possible.
What’s the Cost of a Tooth Extraction?
During your initial consultation, your dentist will determine your tooth extraction cost and provide you with a fee breakdown. The size and location of the tooth, the degree of difficulty involved in the extraction, and any additional work that you need will all affect your cost. If you have dental insurance, be sure to let us know because that could lower your final cost. For information specific to your procedure, call our Gainesville office today and we’ll be happy to help you.
What’s Meant By an Oral Surgical Extraction?
If your tooth hasn’t fully erupted through your gum or is partially hidden by gum tissue, then you may need an oral surgeon to extract the tooth. To schedule an appointment with one of our Gainesville dentists, call our office today. If your examination reveals that you need a surgical extraction, we’ll refer you to a local oral surgeon.
Why Would an Extraction Be the Only Option for Me?
If you have one or more teeth that are severely decayed, have been subjected to trauma or you have periodontal disease, an extraction may be the only option. Severe decay can cause a tooth to be beyond repair, so an extraction will eliminate the excruciating pain that can accompany large cavities. We always prefer to save teeth when we can, but if you have any of the following issues, we may not be able to.
Will My Dentist Pull Broken, Cracked or Badly Decayed Teeth?
If the damage has reached the center of your tooth, your dentist will determine if a root canal is appropriate. If it isn’t, we’ll likely recommend a tooth removal to alleviate your dental pain so you’ll begin to feel better. Your dentist will explain the importance of replacing the missing tooth to maintain the structural integrity of your other teeth and jaw.
Why Would You Pull Baby Teeth?
A baby tooth may need to be pulled if it’s blocking the eruption of the permanent tooth or if it has a very large cavity. We’re skilled at pediatric dentistry, so if your child needs to get a tooth extraction in Gainesville, call our office today.
If I Have Advanced Periodontal Disease, Do I Really Need an Extraction?
Frequently, getting a tooth pulled provides the best pain relief if you have a decayed tooth or advanced gum disease. Even if your other teeth are loose, an extraction may be the best option if you’re in pain. Contact us for more information.
Why Would I Need Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to appear and usually begin to emerge in early adulthood. Unfortunately, many people don’t have enough room in their jawbone for the wisdom teeth, so they emerge crooked or at an angle. This can cause damage to the surrounding teeth, so tooth extractions are the best solution. If your wisdom teeth haven’t emerged or are blocked by your other teeth, we’ll refer you to an oral surgeon for your tooth extractions. This is a very common procedure and may be covered by your dental insurance.
What’s the Solution for Overcrowded Teeth?
If you have too many adult teeth, they may grow in crooked. If you need braces and have crowded teeth, then you’ll need to have some teeth removed to make room for your straightened teeth. If you have overcrowded teeth, we can help you.
What Type of Aftercare Instructions Will I Receive for a Tooth Extraction?
After your tooth removal, your dentist will provide you with a list of instructions that will include care techniques and things to avoid. Following these instructions is vital to proper tooth extraction healing, so make sure you adhere to them. You’ll receive instructions on how to minimize pain and swelling, but if you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them.
How Long Does It Take an Extraction to Heal?
Everyone heals at a different rate, but you should avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after your extraction. Generally, the extraction site should be healed within a week, but molar extractions may take longer. If an oral surgeon had to perform a surgical extraction, you can expect additional healing time.
If you need to have a tooth pulled, call our office at (352) 436-4215 and we’ll help you. We’re among the best dentists in Gainesville, and we strive to provide our patients with exceptional dental care. We look forward to helping you improve your oral health, so schedule a visit soon.