Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
There are many reasons a tooth extraction may be required, including (but not limited to):
- The removal of baby teeth that face difficulties in naturally falling out.
- The extraction of teeth in order to facilitate orthodontic treatment.
- The extraction of teeth to alleviate pain or treat infections.
- The extraction of a fractured tooth.
However, tooth extraction may not be your only option. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, we may still be able to provide you with quick relief while saving your tooth in the process. But early detection is crucial.
Please inform us if you are encountering any of the subsequent symptoms:
- Intense toothache.
- Pain that exacerbates when pressure is applied or while chewing.
- Jaw discomfort or stiffness.
- Swelling in the gums surrounding the affected tooth or teeth.
- Indications of gum disease, including discolouration, bleeding, or a foul odour.
The Treatment Plan
A dental or oral surgeon typically carries out the tooth extraction procedure, which usually necessitates a single visit to the office. Here is an overview of the process:
Exploring Possible Resolutions
Prior to extracting any teeth, our dentists conduct a thorough assessment of your symptoms and engage in a comprehensive discussion about your available choices. This process aims to determine the most suitable course of action for both your individual needs and the overall wellbeing of your teeth.
The Extraction Process
Depending on the dentist’s and patient’s preferences, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the specific regions where the tooth extraction will take place. If necessary, sedation options may also be offered. Our oral surgeons employ a minimally invasive approach to ensure the gentlest possible tooth removal. We prioritize your comfort and aim for a speedy recovery in every procedure we perform.
Following the procedure, you will receive detailed aftercare instructions, which encompass:
- Guidance on caring for your healing mouth.
- Information about what to anticipate during the recovery process.
- Instructions on how to handle any potential complications.
We would gladly arrange a follow-up appointment to address any further inquiries or concerns you may have.
Cost Of A Dental Extraction In Burlington
The pricing of tooth extraction can vary based on several factors. Typically, with a standard insurance plan, out-of-pocket expenses for a tooth removal procedure range from approximately $100 to $200 or more. We are more than happy to provide you with an upfront quote that you can submit to your insurance provider to determine your specific out-of-pocket costs. Without insurance, the cost per tooth extraction is generally around $200 to $600 or more.
It’s important to note that no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone as your treatment plan needs to be customized according to your individual requirements, which can only be determined after an oral examination. However, dental extractions generally fall into two broad categories, which can give you a general idea of the potential cost and the factors influencing it.
Simple Tooth Extraction
A simple tooth extraction is conducted on teeth that are easily visible in the mouth. General dentists can typically perform these extractions using local anesthesia. The cost estimate for a simple extraction of a readily accessible tooth without complications would generally be lower compared to other extraction procedures.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
A surgical tooth extraction is a complex dental surgery performed by an oral surgeon at a specialized centre. It involves removing a tooth that is not easily visible or accessible, either due to incomplete eruption or breaking off at the gum line. Given the meticulous care, expertise, and consideration involved, a surgical extraction is associated with higher costs compared to a simple extraction.
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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
While many consider wisdom teeth removal a traditional milestone, the truth is that wisdom teeth only require extraction if they become impacted or cause interference with your jaw and existing teeth.
Assuming no unexpected complications arise, a standard tooth extraction usually takes approximately 45 minutes or less.
During your appointment, we will furnish you with personalized aftercare instructions tailored to your specific needs. However, here are some general guidelines you can follow after a tooth extraction or dental surgery to minimize the chances of complications and promote a swift recovery:
Refrain from spitting, mouth rinsing, blowing your nose, using a straw, or smoking within the first 24 hours following the tooth extraction.
Avoid touching the extraction site with your finger or tongue.
Steer clear of hot foods and beverages.
Do not take aspirin, as it can impede blood clotting.
Minimize physical activities and exercise for the time being.
Approximately an hour after the procedure, you can remove the gauze sponges placed in your mouth and have a meal. However, it is important to stick to soft foods for the initial 24 hours. Additionally, avoid consuming hot foods and using straws for several hours following the extraction.
Thanks to advancements in dental techniques and equipment, tooth extractions are now nearly painless. Patients often find the procedure to be quicker and easier than anticipated. While some discomfort is normal, we will supply you with aftercare instructions to ensure your comfort and facilitate a speedy healing process.
Typically, the recovery period for a simple tooth removal ranges from 7 to 10 days. However, in the case of more intricate procedures like surgical tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal, the recovery time may extend to approximately 2 weeks. Regardless of the procedure’s complexity, you can expect minimal discomfort during the recovery phase.
What Our Clients Have to Say
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