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At Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to striving to provide the best dental care for you and your family. Our team works hard to protect the health of your teeth and to allow you to retain your natural teeth for as long as possible.
In some cases, however, extraction may be the most practical way to deal with teeth that have sustained severe damage in an accident, become subject to severe decay or have another extensive or damaging condition. Having a tooth pulled can be a source of stress for you and your family, but we want to reduce that stress. Here are some of the most important points to keep in mind when scheduling a tooth extraction in Gainesville.
How Much Will My Tooth Extraction Cost?
The cost of pulling a tooth varies depending on the type of procedure required to remove it. If oral surgery is required to extract the tooth successfully, you will likely have to pay more for the process than for a simple tooth extraction. In any case, our team will work hard to keep the cost of having a tooth pulled as low as possible for you and your family. We accept most dental plans and participate in popular dental discount programs to help you save money on your dental care.
What If I Need Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is usually required for extractions of teeth that present serious difficulties in their removal:
- Teeth that are still mostly concealed under the gum will usually require oral surgery to remove effectively.
- If the tooth that is causing the problem is pressing on another tooth, you may require oral surgery to remove the damaged and painful tooth successfully and safely.
Depending on the severity of the problem, the dentists at Tioga Dental & Orthodontics may be able to extract your tooth in our office. If oral surgery is required, however, we will discuss the process with you to make sure you are comfortable with the treatment plan we design on your behalf.
When Is Tooth Extraction a Solution of Last Resorts?
Pulling a tooth is a permanent solution for many issues related to tooth decay, infections and damage to teeth. Unfortunately, the artificial replacements for your teeth will never provide the same degree of strength and stability as your own natural teeth. This is why our dental office will look for alternatives to tooth removal to help you retain your natural teeth in most cases. We want you to enjoy the best dental health and the strongest teeth now and throughout your lifetime.
Teeth Extractions for Severe Decay or Damage
In some cases, your tooth may be too badly damaged to be viable. Our dental team can provide you with extraction services in our office to resolve problems with toothaches, broken teeth and other issues that can be caused by severely damaged teeth. We work with you to provide the best solutions for your needs.
Removal of Baby Teeth
Baby teeth normally fall out on their own or are pushed out by adult teeth. If these teeth remain in place after the full-sized teeth come in, they can often be removed with a simple extraction that will help you to bite more easily and will protect your teeth and gums from potential damage.
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Tooth Extractions?
Some of the most common reasons for removing a tooth include the following:
- In the advanced stages of gum disease, teeth can become loose and painful. We can remove teeth that are no longer viable because of periodontal disease and can provide you with practical help in managing this dental condition more effectively.
- If your teeth are crooked and require orthodontic correction, your dentist may recommend the removal of one or more teeth to ensure that your mouth is not overcrowded. Teeth from each side of your mouth will usually be removed to create the most symmetrical smile possible for you.
- Wisdom teeth are usually removed during adolescence or early adulthood to prevent damage to the jaw or to adjacent teeth. Infections and severe toothaches are among the most common side effects of wisdom teeth. Removing these teeth promptly can prevent further issues in the future.
Healing After Getting a Tooth Pulled
The tooth extraction healing process can vary in duration depending on the type of extraction and the location of the removed tooth. In general, you should refrain from strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after your extraction procedure. It can take up to a week for tissues to heal after a normal extraction. Oral surgery procedures can sometimes take much longer to heal.
If you need an extraction in the Gainesville area, give Tioga Dental & Orthodontics a call today at to set up your appointment with our team. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you now and in the future.