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Tooth Extraction – It’s Not as Bad as You Think

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The thought of pulling teeth usually makes people cringe, but tooth extraction is a simple, straightforward procedure that ends painful dental problems when a natural tooth is too damaged or decayed to be saved. The most common type of tooth extraction removes impacted wisdom teeth that may eventually cause pain and infection. It’s also wise to extract teeth that cause overcrowding in the jaw or threaten the integrity of adjacent teeth.

Tooth Extraction Procedure and Pain
It’s common to be anxious about experiencing pain during a tooth extraction. In most cases, pain can be reduced or eliminated. The dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. Conscious sedation is a possible solution for patients experiencing extreme anxiety. To prepare the tooth for extraction, the dentist will rock it back and forth and rotate it to widen the socket. When the tooth becomes detached from its connecting tissues, the dentist will remove it, and place gauze over the exposed gum.

Tooth Extraction Cost
Before having a tooth extraction, it’s important to discuss cost. The price of an extraction depends on a variety of factors, including the location and condition of the tooth and the patient’s overall health. In general, a wisdom tooth extraction costs more than a routine extraction of a loose or damaged tooth. Patients without dental insurance can discuss financing options with their dentist. Many clinics offer reasonable payment plans.

Tips for Aftercare
After pulling teeth, your dentist will provide specific instructions that will help to facilitate healing, including applying ice to reduce swelling or taking an antibiotic. Certain foods may be off limits for several days. Strenuous exercise may also be prohibited for a short time. Complete healing may take several weeks.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue today at (215) 310-5817 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue.

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