Extractions

Tooth Extractions Specialist Q&A

Tooth or dental extractions are more common than you may think, as they include wisdom teeth extractions, infected tooth extractions, tooth decay extractions, as well as many other reasons. If you are looking to have a tooth extraction procedure completed, call us today to schedule your appointment. We are conveniently located at 7 Baynard Park St. A, Newnan, GA 30265.

Tooth Extractions Q and A
Tooth Extractions Q and A

Table of Contents:

How long does it take to recover from an extracted tooth?
How many teeth can be extracted at once?
What is the cost of extracting a tooth?
What are dental/tooth extractions?

How long does it take to recover from an extracted tooth?


The recovery from a dental extraction will vary from one patient to another, the many factors that will go into how long it can take will be the patient’s dental health going into the procedure, the location of the tooth, the size of the tooth, and if the patient follows all aftercare instructions properly.

If during the checkup the tooth is deemed a simple extraction, the recovery after the extraction procedure is quite fast. Usually, the dental specialist will ask you to take an average 48 to 72 hours off after your dental procedure to relax to allow the treated area to clot and start the healing process. You will be able to return to normal physical activity after, and the soft tissue will begin to fully heal in about 3 to 4 weeks’ time.

If the dental extraction is more complicated than expected, meaning the tooth is still within the jawbone or gums and needs to be removed, the recovery after will be longer. The dental specialist will recommend that you take a minimum of 48 to 72 hours to relax after the procedure, and then limit any physical activity for a minimum of a week before returning back to normal activities.

How many teeth can be extracted at once?


There is no physical limit to the number of teeth that can be extracted at one procedure. While having to surgical extract multiple teeth in one procedure is quite rare, it may be the only option for patients that are suffering from severe tooth decay.

What is the cost of extracting a tooth?


The cost for a tooth extraction will be in a range depending on a few factors including the number of visits necessary, length of each visit, patient’s oral health, and any fees that may be associated with the administration of anesthesia whether it be general anesthesia or local anesthesia.

Another cost that should be mentioned that is often factored in is the expertise level of the dentist doing the work and the location of the office. Fees can range from $75 per tooth up to $650 per tooth. These are estimates, if you want concrete fees from your dental office, contact your dental clinic today. These fees also do not include your insurance payments.

What are dental/tooth extractions?


Dental or tooth extractions are often necessary procedures for teens to adults to have their teeth/tooth surgically removed. A few of the most common reasons for a dental or tooth extraction to occur is to remove wisdom teeth, excessive tooth decay, tooth crowding, or a tooth infection. Often times we notice patients who have braces will need to have at least one to two teeth surgically removed to allow more room within their mouth for other teeth to shift into place properly. Another reason for this procedure to be booked is for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy, or if they are going for an organ transplant surgery, a dental or tooth extraction may be necessary, due to the teeth being compromised, and the mouth will need to be healthy for the surgery to allow successful healing time.
 
Dental or tooth extractions are often performed by a dental specialist, and is often a quick surgical outpatient procedure. This outpatient procedure will use general intravenous anesthesia, a local intravenous anesthesia, or if deemed medically necessary, a combination of both. Removing the visible teeth are the simple extractions for any dental extraction specialist; however, if it comes to extracting teeth that are broken, below the gum’s surface, or are impacted, these will need a more complex procedure, depending on the dental specialist you visit.
 
If you are looking to have a tooth extraction procedure completed due to a dental issue like an infection or something similar, or if you are wanting to have your wisdom teeth extracted, contact our office, Modern Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation to review your dental health, dental checkup, and to find out costs for such a procedure. We serve patients from Newnan GA, White Oak GA, Raymond GA, Arnco Mills GA, Sargent GA, Madras GA, and Yates GA.