When it comes to your natural teeth, the goal is to make them last a lifetime. Your teeth are uniquely designed to bite, chew, and preserve your facial, oral, and jawbone structure. Preventive dentistry preserves, restores, and saves natural teeth, but dental extractions can be unavoidable in some situations. Although you might lose a tooth with an emergency dental extraction, the procedure can save your smile. Call our emergency dentist today to find out more.
Dental extractions are common procedures. They may be needed to deal with teeth that are badly damaged by trauma or decay, but they can also be used to address infections, abscesses, or teeth that have been affected by periodontal disease. If you are feeling nervous or uneasy about your emergency dental extraction, let us know. Our dentist can help you feel more comfortable and offer a variety of options that may include sedation. We will take the time to ease your worries before proceeding.
Before your extraction, we will give you an anesthetic to numb the tooth. The numbness will remain for several hours after the tooth has been extracted, so you will need to avoid chewing until the sensation subsides. Once you are completely numb, our dentist will use special tools to loosen and then remove the tooth. You should feel no pain during an emergency dental extraction, but you might feel some pressure.
Once finished, we will place gauze over the extraction site and ask you to bite down on it. The gauze will help stop the bleeding so that a clot will form. This clot helps the socket heal after the tooth has been extracted, so you will need to be careful not to disturb it. Be sure not to smoke, use a straw, or disturb the extraction site with a toothbrush or your tongue. Losing the clot prematurely can result in a painful condition called dry socket.
Our dentist will also provide you with aftercare instructions following your emergency dental extraction, along with antibiotics or pain medications. Following these instructions and taking your medications as prescribed will promote healing and lessen the risk of complications. Call our office today to schedule an emergency exam with our dentist.
Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider.
We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services.
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
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