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Tooth Extractions: Saving Your Smile from Severe Dental Issues

man dental pain These are the two most frightening words when it comes to dentistry: tooth extraction. Although this may be a scary procedure to face, with the help of a dental expert here at Dental Care Today of Richardson, you can actually save your smile in a practically painless way! Dr. David Nguyen only recommends extracting teeth when it’s absolutely necessary. Plus, your dentist will also help you fill that gap in your smile if you wish with restorative dental care!


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At the extraction appointment, Dr. Nguyen will numb the affected area with a local anesthetic so that the tooth can be extracted painlessly.  Then, you’ll undergo one of the two types of extractions:

Simple Extraction

If the tooth that needs to be pulled is visible, Dr. Nguyen will simply grasp the tooth with specialized tool called extraction forceps and move them back and forth to loosen the tooth before removing it.

Surgical Extractions

In the case that the tooth that needs to be removed isn’t easily accessible, you’ll need to undergo a surgical extraction. Dr. Nguyen will need to use a dental drill, apply pressure to your tooth with an extraction forceps, and remove your tooth.

These extractions are usually for teeth that are stuck below the gum line or encased by tissues and bone around it. There are some cases that tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket that your dentist will cut the tooth into pieces to extract it properly.

To complete your extraction, your dentist will stitch the area, prescribe the appropriate pain medications to help with healing, and give you specific instructions to help speed up the healing process while you’re at home. We’re here for you every step of the way!

Cost of Tooth Extraction

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Generally, the harder the tooth is to remove, the more the procedure costs, but our office is here to help you work within your budget. Plus, complicated tooth extractions are far and few, especially when you have a dental expert like Dr. Nguyen here to help you complete your procedure.

We will check with your dental insurance provider to reduce costs. Even if you don’t have insurance, our office may have options for you to explore that can make your necessary extractions affordable. Feel free to contact our office to learn more about how extractions can help you!

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