Tooth Extractions – Dallas, TX

Save Your Smile by Removing Bad Teeth

Your dentist may recommend that you have a tooth extraction for a number of reasons. The most common reason for a tooth extraction is damage to the tooth structure which cannot be repaired. Severe tooth decay, tooth abscess, a failed root canal, or a fractured tooth can be a reason for an extraction. Most dentists will refer their patients to an oral surgeon when surgical tooth extractions in Dallas, TX are required.

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Why Choose Texas Wisdom Teeth and Dental Implants for Tooth Extractions?

  • Various Forms of Sedation Available
  • Advanced Technology for Your Comfort
  • Experienced Dentist with an Expert Touch

Symptoms of a Damaged Tooth

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Patients with damaged teeth that require extractions often complain of symptoms which cause them to seek treatment. Some warning signs associated with a severely damaged tooth are:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Sensitivity to sweet foods
  • Jaw pain
  • Draining abscess
  • Crumbling of the tooth structure

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Woman smiling after tooth extraction procedure

If your dentist has referred you to an oral surgeon for a surgical tooth extraction, you may be feeling nervous or fearful. Anxiety and apprehension about having a tooth extraction is completely normal. Our Dallas oral surgery team at Texas Wisdom Teeth and Dental Implants understands your feelings and make a strong effort to help make you feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit.

The first step is to visit with Dr. Anver for a problem-focused examination and a review of your medical history and health status. It is important to be honest with us about medications you are taking and any health conditions you may have. One of our oral surgeons will perform an oral exam and review your X-rays with you. If your tooth needs to be removed, we will discuss your dentist's recommendations with you. Many patients prefer to be placed under IV anesthesia for their tooth extraction procedure. IV anesthesia is often the best way to eliminate any apprehension, discomfort, or stress during a tooth extraction.

Dr. Anver will also discuss your options for dealing with the reality of having a missing tooth. He may recommend that your dentist construct a dental bridge, a partial denture, or a dental implant to replace the missing tooth.

On the day of your surgical tooth extraction, you will be asked to read and sign a consent form giving Texas Wisdom Teeth and Dental Implants permission to perform the planned procedure. It is very important that you take the time to read all the information provided. Additionally, please have all of your questions answered before the procedure takes place. The surgical procedure itself is very simple and painless, plus recovery from the IV anesthesia is short. Within minutes of the completion of your extraction, you will be awake, talking and probably even walking around. Most patients are recovered and ready to go home shortly after the surgery is over.

Texas Wisdom Teeth and Dental Implants's patients enjoy scheduling flexibility, easy accessibility, and great patient service.

Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions  

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We go above and beyond to make every aspect of the tooth extraction process as easy as possible. That includes paying for the treatment. We don’t want the cost of care to bring added stress to what can already be quite the experience for patients, so we aim to be as transparent as possible about pricing.

With that in mind, here are some things you may want to keep in mind if you’re trying to budget for a tooth extraction.

Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost  

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The reason why we can’t just tell you what a tooth extraction will cost without meeting you first is that there are several factors that may influence the cost of care. The most obvious is how many teeth you’re removing, but the placement of the tooth may also play a factor. Pricing may also depend on the complexity of the treatment, whether the tooth is impacted, and whether an external specialist needs to get involved.

Finally, you should consider carefully what you’re going to replace the tooth with once the procedure is complete. Dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures all have various benefits and come in at different price points.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions? 

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Very few people get tooth extractions just for fun. They’re usually only done if medically necessary, which means that most insurance companies are happy to pay for them. The typical dental plan will cover around 50% of the tooth extraction, though it can be hard to say for sure without talking with your provider first.

Other Options for Making Tooth Extractions Affordable 

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If you don’t have insurance, you’ll be happy to learn that we have other options available to make critically necessary treatments affordable for you.

We often work with CareCredit, which is like a credit card designed specifically for medical care. You can use it to pay for care upfront and then can pay off the bill in monthly installments. These payments often involve little to no additional interest, making this an excellent way to afford care that may ordinarily be out of reach.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

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Dr. Anver and our team are ready to help you with your tooth removal needs. Before you book a consultation, though, you may be curious about the road ahead of you. To help you gather information, we have put together a list of answers to some FAQs about tooth extractions. If your specific questions are not addressed here, reach out to us directly. We eagerly look forward to speaking with you!

Does Getting a Tooth Extracted Hurt?

The tooth extraction procedure is much easier than most patients anticipate. In fact, with the aid of local anesthesia and sedation, you can expect to feel little to nothing during your appointment.

After the sedation and anesthesia wear off, you will experience some soreness. We will provide detailed instructions to help you minimize your discomfort and facilitate your body’s healing process. For example, you should get plenty of rest and stick to a soft diet until the soft tissue at your extraction site recovers.

Most patients are feeling normal within a few days to a couple of weeks.

Is There an Alternative to a Tooth Extraction?

If you have a damaged tooth, it is possible that your general dentist might be able to preserve it with a crown, root canal treatment, or another restorative dentistry service. That is why you should seek professional care at the first sign of a dental problem.

If an issue becomes severe, it may not be possible to save a tooth, and an extraction may be the best option. In most cases, if an oral surgeon or dentist recommends that a tooth be removed, they have already considered more conservative alternatives and have deemed them to be inadequate for the situation at hand.

What Is the Difference Between Tooth Extractions and Wisdom Tooth Surgery?

Tooth extractions and wisdom tooth surgery are both forms of tooth removal. They are often referred to as separate procedures for a couple of reasons:

  • Wisdom tooth removal is exclusively for the third molars, whereas extractions can be performed on any tooth.
  • Wisdom tooth removal is often a surgical procedure that involves creating incisions in the gumline. Regular extractions can be much simpler.

What Are My Options for Replacing a Missing Tooth?

There are a few possible ways to replace a missing tooth. For example, you might be eligible for dental implants, which are the gold standard of tooth replacement because they rebuild lost dentition from the root up. If you are not a candidate for an implant, your general dentist might recommend that you get a fixed bridge or traditional denture.

Each form of tooth replacement has its pros and cons; our team or your general dentist can help you to weigh the pros and cons of each.