Healthy Smiles Premier Dental

What is Dental Extraction?

This is the removal of teeth from its socket (dental alveolus)  in the bone.

At healthy smiles premier dental we tend to perform dental extraction for various reasons which are:

  • Extremely worn out teeth that cannot be restored as a result of tooth decay or dental trauma.
  • Severe periodontal gum disease.
  • Malformed teeth.
  • Cosmetic modifications- removing teeth that have a poor general appearance and are unsuitable for restoration.
  • Fractured or severely broken teeth.
  • In preparation to place braces.
  • Teeth unfit for endodontic restoration.
  • For dentures fittings and their appearance.
  • To eliminate teeth overcrowding which may hamper with your dental appearance.
  • Impacted teeth. Teeth are said to be impacted when they are blocked from coming out or when the gums didn’t not fully erupt preventing the teeth from coming out. Wisdom teeth are the ones that are usually impacted.
Preventive Dentistry
Preventive Dentistry

Types of dental extractions

Our dentists at healthy smiles premier dental are highly skilled and experienced when it comes to performing dental extraction.

Our dentists will perform a thorough inspection of your dental health before performing an extraction. However, for some cases where dental extraction is needed, we make sure that the procedure is pain-free.

We tend to perform two types of removals depending on the depth of the dental issue:

  • Simple extractions. Teeth that are visible to the mouth with the patient under local anesthesia, simple extractions are carried out.
  • Surgical extractions. Teeth that cannot be easily accessed; for instance, they have not fully erupted or have broken under the gum line, surgical extractions can be performed on them. Surgical extractions are usually performed when the patient is under general anesthesia.

Costs of dental extraction

While many deem dental extraction low pricing, it does not have a regular price. At healthy smiles premier dental we tend to charge dental extraction based on several factors. The aspects inclusive are the depth of the dental issue, whether the tooth is impacted or not, type of removal to be conducted, and where you live-since, many dental operations are affected by an area’s cost of living.

Generally, our simple extractions cost $60 to $200 per tooth depending on the anesthesia type you might need.  Surgical extractions are a bit expensive and might land anywhere between $750 to $4,000.

Risks of dental extractions

  • Prolonged bleeding.
  • Severe chipping of the teeth.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Chest pain, coughing and breath shortness.
  • Swelling and redness that persist in the surgical site.
  • Anesthesia that has lasted for longer periods; for six hours or more.
  • Nerve injury.
  • Alignment of the teeth becomes improper.
  • Blood clots usually form in the socket-hole where the tooth has been extracted.

Our dentist at healthy smiles premier dental may be able to prevent some risks from causing further complications by putting the sedative dressing on the dental extraction site for a few days.

It usually takes a couple of days to recover after a dental extraction. If you are still prone to the dental risks even after a few days, make sure you book an appointment at healthy smiles premier dental to see your dentist as soon as possible.

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