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Known for providing affordable quality dental care around the surrounding Houston, TX, area, Summit Dental Center™ can perform a tooth extraction quickly and with minimal discomfort to treat a host of dental conditions, including advanced gum disease.
What Is Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
- Gum disease that has significantly damaged a tooth
- Infection that cannot be remedied by a root canal treatment and/or antibiotics
- A crowded mouth that needs to make space for teeth to align properly
- Risk of infection, usually associated with poor immune system due to illness
What Is the Procedure for Tooth Extraction?
An oral surgeon or qualified dentist will perform tooth extraction surgery. First, anesthesia (usually IV anesthesia) is provided for the patient’s comfort. Once the patient is under, the bone and tissue around the tooth are removed if it is impacted. This ensures the tooth can be thoroughly cleaned and effectively extracted.
Next, the gums are sutured back together with stitches, which generally aids in a faster recovery time and less bleeding. Finally, the surgeon places gauze over the wound so a blood clot can form to control bleeding. Once the procedure is over, the patient will rest in the recovery room.
Preparing for Tooth Extraction
Early prevention and treatment most always equals a better outcome. Your dentist can help you first assess whether or not you need your tooth extracted through an initial oral examination and x-ray. If swelling, pain, or infection happens before tooth extraction, antibiotics will probably need to be taken to ensure the infection does not get worse. Antibacterial medicines, mouth rinse, and/or painkillers may be prescribed to lessen infected tooth pain pre-surgery.
Tooth Extraction Recovery
Make sure to follow the doctor’s instructions post tooth extraction surgery to prevent any further complications.
Generally, healing and recovery takes about three to five days. For swelling, ice packs can be applied, as recommended by your doctor. Gauze can also be reapplied for bleeding. Softer foods should be eaten immediately following the procedure for a few days while spicy, hard, and chewy foods should be avoided. Your doctor will advise or prescribe the appropriate pain medicine for you. Also, take greater care when brushing and flossing immediately following surgery.
How Much Does Tooth Extraction Cost?
Basic Tooth Extraction with Local Anesthesia Starts at $160.00 per tooth.
We are committed to providing quality, affordable care for you and your family. We offer a variety of payment options and accept most insurance plans. We also accept government assistance programs. Please visit our financing page for to find the best option for your situation.
Why Choose Summit Dental Center™?
Known as a “great dentist for kids,” Summit Dental Center™ has a reputation for providing a family friendly atmosphere and positive dental experience.
- Uses a gentle touch to help put nervous and fearful patients at ease
- Offers ClearCorrect™ as an alternative to Invisalign®
- Quality care at affordable rates
- 7 convenient locations with flexible evening and weekend hours
What to Expect During Your Consultation
- All new patients receive a $25 initial consultation
- Your initial visit consists of x-rays, examination, and consultation
- Treatment options are discussed before any service is performed
- We make quality dental care easy and affordable
With seven convenient locations throughout the Houston area, we offer both extended and weekend hours to our patients. We are dedicated to providing quality dental service, so please contact us today to schedule your appointment and ask about our free consultations!