Symptoms to watch out for
Tooth pain can be unbearable and sometimes it seems like the only way to escape a toothache is to pull the tooth. We completely sympathize and want to provide you with quick relief and there may be options available to do so which also saves your tooth.
- Severe tooth pain.
- Pain that worsens with pressure or chewing.
- Jaw pain or stiffness.
- Swollen gums around the tooth or teeth.
- Signs of gum disease such as discolouration, bleeding or a bad odour.
Let us know if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
The treatment plan
There are many reasons a tooth may require removal. They include (but are not limited to) the extraction of baby teeth that have trouble exfoliating on their own, the extraction of teeth for orthodontic treatment, and the extraction of teeth due to pain or infection.
A dental extraction removal usually requires one office visit and is performed by a dentist. Here is how we go about extracting the tooth:
Looking for Solutions
You may think extraction is the only way to find relief or feel like it is inevitable but there may be other ways to quickly provide relief while saving the tooth. The best-case scenario is to keep you healthy, relieve any pain and preserve your tooth. Before any teeth are removed we will examine you and speak to you about your options.
The Removal Process
Based on the preference of the dentist and the patient, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the areas where the tooth will be extracted. Sedation may also be available if it’s required. We use a minimally invasive technique to remove teeth as gently as possible. We want you to feel comfortable and have a fast recovery.
You will be given aftercare instructions including how to care for your mouth as it heals, what to expect and what to do if you experience complications. We would be happy to schedule a follow-up appointment to address any additional concerns you may have.
Cost of a Dental Extraction
The cost of dental extractions can vary widely. For those without full coverage insurance, a dental extraction could cost an average of $100 — $200 out of pocket, but without insurance you can expect to pay anywhere from $200 and $600.
When considering the cost of a dental extraction and comparing quotes from different dental practices the location and complexity of the procedure can have an important impact on cost.
Simple Tooth Extraction
A simple extraction is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. These can be performed by a general dentist, using local anesthesia.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
A surgical extraction is more complex and involves the removal of a tooth that cannot easily be seen or reached, either because it has not fully erupted or it has broken off at the gum line.
No dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone as the procedure is complex and depends on many factors. Every case is different so it’s important to speak with a dentist to evaluate your unique situation and provide you with different treatment options to consider.
Contact us today
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
- Avoid spitting, mouth rinsing, blowing your nose, using a straw, and smoking in the first 24 hours after tooth extraction.
- Don’t touch the extraction site with your finger or tongue.
- Avoid hot foods and drinks.
- Don’t take aspirin because it inhibits blood clotting.
- Avoid physical activities and exercise.