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It’s Like Pulling Teeth – Understanding a Simple Tooth Extraction

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When someone mentions pulling teeth, it usually has a negative connotation, but tooth extraction is a simple, routine procedure that can end pain and prevent more serious problems. The most common cause for an extraction is the presence of an impacted wisdom tooth. Dentists also routinely remove teeth that are badly injured or severely decayed. In some cases, a tooth may be extracted when it threatens the health of adjacent teeth or causes overcrowding. It’s best to save natural teeth when possible, but sometimes it’s not practical.

Tooth Extraction Cost

Before a tooth extraction, it’s important to discuss cost. The price of an extraction depends on a variety of factors, including the location and condition of the tooth and the patient’s overall health. In general, a wisdom tooth extraction costs more than a routine extraction of a loose or damaged tooth. Patients without dental insurance can discuss financing options with their dentists. Many clinics offer reasonable payment plans.

Pain and the Tooth Extraction Procedure

It’s perfectly normal to be anxious about experiencing pain during an extraction. In most cases, pain can be eliminated or reduced. A local anesthetic will be administered to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. Conscious sedation is a possible solution for patients experiencing extreme anxiety. To prepare the tooth for extraction, the dentist will rock it back and forth and rotate it to widen the socket. When the tooth becomes detached from its connecting tissues, the dentist will remove it, and place gauze over the exposed gum.

Aftercare Tips

After the procedure is complete, the dentist will give specific instructions that will help facilitate healing. These may include applying ice to reduce swelling or taking an antibiotic. After wisdom tooth removal, certain foods may be off limits for several days. Strenuous exercise may also be prohibited for a short time. Complete healing may take several weeks.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora.

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