Tooth Extraction Procedure and Cost
Tooth extraction is a simple dental procedure that can be completed relatively quickly. The recovery process is also usually quick–just a few days–as long as you follow your dentist’s instructions on keeping the tooth extraction site clean and infection-free.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
There are a number of different reasons why your dentist might recommend having a tooth or teeth extracted. Some common reasons for tooth extraction include:
- Dental trauma
- Infected tooth
- Tooth crowding
- Removing wisdom teeth as a preventative measure
- Periodontal (gum) disease
If you are interested in having a tooth or teeth extracted and have any questions or concerns, get in touch with us today! We are happy to answer your questions and, if you wish, set up an appointment for a dentist to give you an exam and evaluate whether tooth removal is right for you.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
If you are wondering how having a tooth removed works, here is a brief breakdown of what you can expect from the procedure.
- First, your dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding area. Once your tooth is fully numbed, you should not feel any pain but may feel slight pressure during the procedure.
- The tooth is loosened.
- The tooth is removed using extraction forceps and elevators.
- Your dentist will clean and stitch up the extraction site.
- You will be given a set of instructions to follow for post-extraction care.
- That’s it, you’re done!
Tooth Extraction Cost
One of the most common questions people ask us about tooth extraction is how much it will cost.
Like most dental procedures, dental extraction cost will differ depending on a few factors, such as whether the extraction is surgical or not, if you are having a molar or incisor removed, and what type of insurance plan you have. Keep in mind that incisor extractions cost less than molar extractions as it is an easier, quicker process. We follow the BCDA Fee Guide.
Depending on your dental insurance plan and provider, part or all of the cost of your tooth extraction may be covered. At Tsawwassen Family Dental, we offer direct billing through most major insurance providers in order to make payment as quick and easy as possible for you.
Do you have any questions about tooth extraction costs or insurance coverage?
Emergency Tooth Extraction
It can be difficult to know exactly what merits an emergency trip to the dentist (other than severe pain, of course). Here is a list of symptoms that suggest you may need an emergency tooth extraction:
- Infected tooth
- Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
- Whitish pus or fluid forming in your mouth
- Teeth feel loose
- Swelling that makes it difficult to open your mouth
Why Choose Tsawwassen Family Dental?
For tooth extraction and any other dental procedures, trust Tsawwassen Family Dental for your dental care every time. Our dentists and hygienists are highly skilled, experienced, and always go above and beyond to make your trip to the dentist as pleasant as possible.