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TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

No one likes to lose a tooth, however an extraction might be the only option. If you ever need a dental extraction or tooth extraction in Lawrenceville, please contact Peach Smiles, an affordable Lawrenceville dentist.

This page explains all about tooth extractions and frequently asked questions about tooth extractions.


WHAT IS A TOOTH EXTRACTION?

Tooth extraction is simply a procedure of removal of tooth from the mouth.

WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR TOOTH EXTRACTION?

The main reasons for tooth extractions are

1.  Badly broken or cracked tooth

2.  Severely Decayed tooth

3.  Severe Gum diseased tooth

4.  For making space for Braces treatment

5.  Kids teeth for making adult teeth to grow

There are numerous other reasons for tooth extractions, our dentists at Peach Smiles will take necessary X-Rays and exam and let you know if you need a tooth extraction.

ARE ALL THE TOOTH EXTRACTIONS THE SAME?

All extractions are not the same and it depends on the location and ease of removal. The different kinds of tooth extractions are as follows.

SIMPLE EXTRACTION: A procedure where the tooth is easily removed without cutting any gums or bone around the tooth. Usually doesn’t need any sutures.

SURGICAL EXTRACTION: Is a procedure where the tooth is removed by cutting gums and bone around the teeth. May need sutures to close the wound.

There are some teeth which are under the gums and has not erupted into the mouth needs Oral Surgery called as Impacted Teeth.

Peach Smiles might refer impacted teeth to an Oral Surgeon if needed.

 

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE OF A TOOTH EXTRACTION?

Different steps in the dental extraction are as below

1.  Dentist will numb the surrounding areas of the tooth.

2.  Dentist will remove the tooth once the area is numbed.

3.  Will suture/stitch the area if needed.

4.  Will stop the bleeding with gauze.

5.  Dentist will give you post procedure instructions.

6.  Dentist will give you a prescription for medications.

 

WHAT ARE THE POST EXTRACTION INSTRUCTIONS

Please follow the instructions given by the dentist or dental assistant after the tooth extraction.

1.  NO smoking

2.  NO strenuous physical activity for at least a day

3.  STOP the bleeding by biting on the cotton gauge given.

4.  TAKE the prescribed pain medication and antibiotics.

5.  CALL if any questions or severe bleeding.

6.  REST well, EAT healthy food.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

 

Where can I get a tooth extraction in Lawrenceville?

Peach Smiles is an affordable dentist office in Lawrenceville and conveniently located at 4825 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite A, next to Starbucks. The dentists at Peach Smiles perform simple extractions and surgical extractions at an affordable price and pain free way.

Do you do children’s tooth extractions?

Tooth extraction of kids are similar to that of adults. At Peach Smiles we are equipped to treat kids and the kid’s extractions.

We offer Nitrous Oxide for the children to make them more relaxed during the procedure.

What is the Cost of Tooth extraction without Dental Insurance?

Peach Smiles offers Affordable Dental Care for patients in Lawrenceville. Our Special price for a tooth extraction range from $119 to $199 depending on the type of extraction.

What is the Cost of Tooth extraction with Dental Insurance?

Dental Insurances mostly cover all the extractions and the portion of the extraction covered depends on the insurance plan itself.

But the insurance coordinator at Peach Smiles will get the benefits of your insurance plan and explain the cost with insurance before the procedure.

Are Tooth extractions Painful?

During the procedure, you might feel some discomfort and pushing feeling. After the tooth extraction, with the pain medications the pain might be very minimal.

What is the healing time for a tooth extraction?

The healing process starts immediately after the tooth extraction when the blood clots. Complete healing happens in 2-3 weeks post extraction.

What is a Dry Socket and how can it be treated?

Dry socket happens when the blood clot is dislodged due to various reasons. When the blood clot is dissolved then the bone and nerve inside the socket is exposed and causes the pain.

Generally Dry socket happens in the first 2-3 days. It is a very painful condition. If you feel that you have a dry socket, please call the dentist at Peach Smiles for a follow up visit.

The dentists at Peach Smiles will clean the socket of debris and do a medicated dressing to promote healing.

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