Emergency extractions

Emergency Tooth Extractions

Gum disease, tooth decay, and trauma to the mouth or jaw can make it necessary to have the tooth removed. This process is known as tooth extraction or pulling a tooth.

Tooth extractions are not always the first option. Dentists generally prefer to save the tooth with a crown, filling or root canal. If this isn’t possible the patient’s best option is tooth extraction. There is nothing to be embarrassed about if a tooth is extracted. The NIH estimates that American adults between the ages of 20 – 64 have an average of 3.28 missing or decaying permanent teeth. Adults with missing teeth also have options after an extraction that includes implants and bridges. Both of these options can be helpful aesthetically and for the patient’s health.

How Much Does it Cost to Have a Tooth Extracted

It’s not easy getting a quote for tooth extraction and dental offices aren’t trying to be difficult. There’s a reason why dentists normally do not give prices for extraction over the phone.

Several factors go into determining the cost, and a dental exam is the only way to determine which ones affect the patient. Some of the factors dentists look for during the exam are the type of tooth being extracted. For example, is it a molar, wisdom tooth or incisor. The health of the tooth, whether it is impacted, broken or fractured, along with its location in the patient’s mouth. These and a few other factors will determine how much the tooth extraction will cost.

Once the dental exam is finished, the patient will be given a plan with one or more treatment options. The cost of each option will be clearly outlined so the patient knows the exact cost of the procedure. If it’s an emergency and you see a 24-hour dentist the cost might be higher than it would be with an appointment.

Common Extractions

Having a tooth extracted can be painful but the dentists at our clinic will do everything they can to make their patients are comfortable. This often includes the use of an anesthetic by a certified specialist. Patients will also be given concise instructions before they leave the office that will help speed up healing and prevent complications.
Surgical Extractions

If the tooth is cracked, broken or impacted, and difficult to reach one of our emergency dentists will often have to remove it surgically. Our patients’ comfort is a priority and we will do everything, including administering a local anesthetic to help them relax through the procedure.

Wisdom Teeth

Our dentists do perform same-day extraction of wisdom teeth.

Most adults have at least one or two of their wisdom teeth, some have all four. It’s not uncommon for people to have difficulty brushing them, and others do not have enough room in their mouth for their wisdom teeth to completely break through the gum line. Tooth decay is a common problem with wisdom teeth that are impacted. It can also lead to pain, along with affecting your oral health.

Some cases are more complicated and an oral surgeon may need to be called in. When this happens, our dentist will refer you to a specialist and do their best to help relieve the pain until your appointment.

Emergency Dental Care USA is here to help their patients that are in pain from impacted or decaying wisdom teeth. We can treat the pain and if necessary pull the affected tooth. This also answers your question of is there an emergency dentist near me, and the answer is "yes".

How to Know if a Tooth Needs to Be Extracted

Even though it does require a dental exam to determine if a tooth needs to be extracted, there are a few signs that indicate you need to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

     🞹 Pain or pressure when chewing
     🞹 Sensitivity to temperature or even the air
     🞹 Any type of tooth pain, whether it’s intermittent, persistent, dull or sharp
     🞹 Cracked or chipped teeth
     🞹 Loss of permanent teeth
     🞹 Swelling in the lip, mouth or jaw
     🞹 Bleeding around the teeth and/or gums
     🞹 Other pain in the mouth or teeth

If you experience any of these symptoms it does not automatically indicate that you need a tooth extracted. Only a dental exam can determine this. Our dentists only perform extractions if the damage or infection can not be treated with other, less invasive treatments.

How Does a Tooth Extraction Procedure Work?

The first step is for the dentist to take an x-ray of the tooth and the surrounding area. If your dentist decides that the best course of action is to remove the tooth, the x-ray will be used to determine the most efficient way to extract it. Some extractions are simple procedures, while others require the skills of an oral surgeon.

A few factors that will affect how difficult the extraction will include the length of the root, and the amount of bone holding the tooth in place. Bone density will also be factored in, along with the health of the tooth.

In some cases, if the pain is severe from a decayed or impacted tooth, the patient might need to see an emergency dentist.

Most extractions can be done quickly, without removing bone or tissue around the gums. A local anesthetic will be applied to numb the area around the tooth. Next, your dentist will use an elevator (dental instrument) to loosen the tooth from the bone. This is done by inserting the elevator between the tooth and bone. After the elevator has loosened the tooth, forceps are used to remove the one that is broken or decayed.

Sometimes there isn’t enough of the tooth left for a dentist to use an elevator or forceps. It might not have fully grown-in, broken off due to decay or be below the gum line. When this happens your dentist will push the gums back and remove part of the surrounding bone with a dental drill. Another issue that can complicate tooth extraction is the presence of multiple roots from a single tooth. In this case, the tooth will be removed in sections and the small incisions in the gum will be closed with self-dissolving sutures.

Some tooth extractions are challenging and these are usually performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. They have the training and are licensed to administer general anesthesia or a type of intravenous sedation that will make the patient comfortable during the challenging procedure.
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