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Tooth Extractions – Newington, CT 

Gentle, Compassionate Tooth Removal

Here at Family Dental Practice of Newington, it is our goal to help patients retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. However, circumstances sometimes arise that necessitate gentle, compassionate tooth removal. If you ever need to undergo a tooth extraction, rest assured that we will do all we can to make you comfortable during this advanced procedure . We also offer state-of-the-art tooth replacement so you can get back to enjoying a complete smile ASAP.

Why Choose Family Dental Practice of Newington for Tooth Extractions? 

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Illustration of broken tooth that might need to be extracted There are a number of different reasons why we may determine that it is necessary to remove one or more teeth:

The Process of Removing a Tooth

Extracted tooth next to dental forceps We start the extraction process by caring for a patient’s comfort. We numb the mouth and may administer sedation. Once the sedation and/or local anesthesia take effect, we use an instrument called an elevator to lift the tooth out of its socket. Thereafter, we grip it with forceps and rock it back and forth so we can break the connective tissues that are holding it in place. After the tooth is out, we clean the socket and use gauze to control any bleeding.

We may also take time to talk to you about replacing your missing tooth as soon as possible so you can avoid the complications that often accompany an incomplete smile.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Man resting comfortably in chair Here are some guidelines that can help you enjoy a smooth recovery after your extraction procedure:

Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions

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There is no universal flat rate for tooth extractions. The cost of the procedure varies depending on a number of different factors. During your consultation, we will be able to provide some specific numbers. We will also make sure you are aware of your payment options, including insurance and financing. We want to lessen the stress that can come with paying for dental care. Most patients find that it is relatively easy to afford their extractions.

Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost

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Some factors that can affect the cost of tooth extractions include:

  • The type and location of the tooth that needs to be removed. Due to where it is in the mouth or other factors, some teeth are more challenging to remove than others. Therefore, they incur higher fees. This is often true of wisdom teeth.
  • The number of teeth that must be extracted. It stands to reason that removing multiple teeth costs more than removing just one or two.
  • The overall complexity/difficulty of the case. We are able to handle the majority of extractions right here in our Newington dental office. In rare cases, though, we have to refer patients to a specialist with a pricing structure that is different from our own.
  • Additional services. Sedation during your procedure can add to your total financial obligation. Tooth replacement afterward can also significantly increase the overall cost of care.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions?

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In most cases, yes, dental insurance provides coverage for tooth extractions. Simple, straightforward extractions are often classified as a minor service, so around 80% of their cost may be covered. More complex extraction procedures may be 50% covered. You will need to check the details of your policy to see how it applies. Our team can assist you as you navigate your benefits and strive to use them in the most advantageous way possible.

Other Options for Making Tooth Extractions Affordable

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Insurance is not the only provision that may make it easier for you to afford your extraction procedure. Additional resources include:

  • The Essential Dental Plan. Designed for patients without insurance, this discount plan is easy to sign up for, and you can use your benefits right away. It provides reduced pricing on virtually all of the services available in our practice.
  • Financing. Whether or not you have insurance, you can apply for CareCredit financing if you would like to break up the cost of your treatment into monthly installments. Most patients are deemed eligible for credit.

Are you curious about tooth extractions and their cost? Our team is ready to answer your questions. Get in touch today to book a consultation.

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