Tooth extractions are not the first choice Dr. Najjar makes at Amaze Dental. Ideally, our team would prefer to save and restore teeth however possible. If a tooth is significantly damaged or putting neighboring teeth at risk, we’ll do everything we can to make your next treatment comfortable. We take all the steps to ensure that your tooth extraction in DeSoto is safe as well as discuss your tooth replacement options. To get started, contact our dental office and schedule your next appointment!
We consider tooth extraction to be an absolute last resort, which means if we recommend one, it’s because there is a significant issue with your tooth that cannot be resolved with other dental services. We may suggest a tooth extraction in the following circumstances:
Keep in mind that teeth that have become severely damaged and cannot be saved through root canal therapy are also removed to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the mouth.
During your visit, we’ll make sure that you’re feeling comfortable and administer all local anesthesia as needed. If you’d prefer to be even more relaxed during the procedure, you can take advantage of our multiple sedation options.
After locating the tooth in question, we’ll use a dental elevator to gently remove the tooth from the periodontal ligament holding it in place. Then, we’ll use a pair of dental forceps to remove the tooth and ask you to bite down onto a gauze pad to reduce any bleeding. From there, we’ll break down exactly what you can expect over the next few days as your mouth starts to heal.
Before you leave, we may also recommend thinking about future tooth replacement options to make your smile complete again. This could include dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants.
It is extremely important that you keep your extraction site as clean as possible during your aftercare period. We’ll break down all the aftercare steps you will need to follow before you leave our office. Some of these steps include:
Even if you’d like an extraction, you might hesitate due to the potential expense. After all, there’s no point in pulling a tooth if you can’t afford to do so. However, the cost of tooth extraction in DeSoto varies from patient to patient. You can thus only get a treatment estimate at an in-person consultation. Fortunately, we at Amaze Dental will walk you through every step of the financing process. If you’d like to learn more, just keep reading or call our office for more details!
To fully determine your extraction’s cost, our team will need to assess the tooth (or teeth) in question. In particular, we’ll examine it (or them) in light of the following factors:
Put simply, yes — dental insurance often does cover tooth extractions. In fact, a policy’s coverage will usually extend to 50% of an extraction’s cost.
All the same, there may be restrictions. Some dental plans only cover some teeth, while others have a waiting period before coverage starts. As such, you should confirm the details with your insurance provider first. If you want, our team can even assist you with doing so.
Of course, you can have an affordable tooth extraction even without insurance.
Ultimately, Amaze Dental can and will help you with the tooth extraction procedure. To ensure budget-friendly care, we’ll even navigate the costs alongside you! Therefore, go ahead and book a visit to our office — your smile will thank you for it!