At Palos Heights Family Dental, we look to all other restorative dental treatments first before recommending a tooth extraction. That being said, sometimes it’s the only course of action to take to make sure your mouth stays healthy and more damage doesn’t occur.
We understand it can seem a little nerve-wracking at first to learn you may need a tooth extraction. The Palos Heights Family Dental team is here to answer any and all of your questions and to ensure your complete comfort throughout the entire procedure. We don’t want anything to get in the way of your health, so please let us know if you have any concerns so we can ease your worries!
General Tooth Extractions
You may need a general tooth extraction if you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, whether from trauma or extensive decay. Another reason for a tooth extraction is when there is crowding, which means there is not enough room in a patient’s mouth for proper teeth alignment.
After your tooth extraction, our team is happy to go over your options for tooth replacement including dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Rest assured knowing that even if you have a tooth pulled, you can still have an attractive, full smile!
Wisdom Tooth Removal
One of the most well-known types of tooth extractions is wisdom tooth removal. Not everyone gets their wisdom teeth and some people have them come in without any trouble, but oftentimes, they can either get stuck, become tilted, or cause crowding when erupting. If this is the case for you, we may recommend wisdom tooth removal. If you don’t get problematic wisdom teeth removed, it may increase the likelihood of infection or the chance that your nearby teeth will be pushed out of place and change your bite. At your intial consultation, we’ll go over each step of your wisdom teeth surgery so you know exactly what to expect.
How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost?
The cost of a tooth extraction depends on if it’s a “simple” extraction or a “surgical” extraction. A simple tooth extraction is when the tooth is above the gumline, and a surgical tooth extraction is when the tooth is below the gumline. Many dental insurance plans cover at least some portion of tooth extractions. Even if yours doesn’t, we have other flexible financial options to help you better afford the treatment, including the CareCredit® financing.
Emergency Tooth Extraction
Are you in need of an emergency tooth extraction? If so, please contact our office at 708-448-7588, and we will do everything we can to see you as soon as possible. We don’t ever want patients to have to wait in pain so we provide same-day emergency dental care.
Have more questions? Get in touch with our team!