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.
There are a number of different reasons why we may determine that it is necessary to remove one or more teeth:
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.
Here are some guidelines that can help you enjoy a smooth recovery after your extraction procedure:
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.
Some factors that can affect the cost of tooth extractions include:
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.
Insurance is not the only provision that may make it easier for you to afford your extraction procedure. Additional resources include:
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.