Needing a tooth extraction is a stressful situation. No matter the reason for needing a tooth extraction, finding a compassionate dentist who can help you feel confident in your care and treatment plan is essential. Our Frisco dentist is committed to providing you with the exceptional dental care you deserve. If you want the best tooth extraction Frisco offers, call Prime Time Dentistry today to schedule your appointment!
What is a tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction may be necessary if your dentist cannot save your tooth. A tooth extraction is a procedure whereby your dentist removes the damaged tooth from your jaw.
Reasons for a tooth extraction:
There are several reasons that you could need a tooth extraction. From preparing for dental implants to wisdom tooth removal, extractions vary in cause and complexity.
- Tooth decay and periodontitis
- Wisdom teeth commonly need to be extracted
- Injury or infection too severe for the tooth to be repaired or saved
- Baby teeth don’t fall out in time to allow permanent teeth to come in
- If you have teeth that are blocking other teeth from coming in properly
- To make room for orthodontic treatment or dental implants
After your dentist at Prime Time Dentistry has recommended a tooth extraction, we will take an X-ray to develop a personalized plan to remove the tooth. If you are having your wisdom teeth removed, we will take X-rays of your jaw to gauge the best removal plan to ensure the proper removal and care for the rest of your oral, sinus, and jawbone health.
Two types of extractions:
Simple: A simple extraction is a procedure wherein your dentist at Prime Time Dentistry will loosen the tooth and remove it with forceps. This type of extraction is generally used for teeth that can be easily seen and accessed in the mouth.
Surgical: A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure wherein your dentist will make a small incision in your gum tissue and may have to remove some bone, to remove the tooth. This procedure will be necessary if the tooth has broken at the gum line.
What to expect during and after your extraction?
With all tooth extractions, you will receive at least local anesthesia. With surgical extractions, you may receive intravenous (IV) anesthesia. It is common to experience pressure, but you should not feel any pain. You may experience discomfort after the extraction, especially with surgical extractions, but NSAID pain relievers will help manage the discomfort.
Your oral health is our top priority. We understand how intimidating oral surgery and tooth extractions can be, and we are here to answer any of your questions about the procedure and recovery. Our Frisco dental team is here to ensure you receive the high-quality and personalized care you deserve.
How much does a tooth extraction in Frisco cost?
The tooth extraction cost will depend on the type of extraction you need. Fortunately, most dental insurance plans cover or contribute to tooth extractions. Additionally, we are happy to provide alternative financing options to ensure you get the care you need. Talk to our billing staff at Prime Time Dentistry to learn more about your financing options.
If you need a tooth extraction, call our office today at 945-207-7463 to schedule your appointment.