As dentists we are trained to preserve teeth whenever we can. Unfortunately, in some instances, a tooth cannot be saved and a tooth extraction is your best option. At Best Dental, our office provides pain free tooth extraction services in Houston at an affordable price.
When is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
In general, the best option is to save teeth your teeth. Procedures like tooth colored fillings, and root canals are there to help save our teeth from extractions and further breakdown. But when a cavity extends deep under your gum tissue, or when the tooth is fractured, or has severe gum disease, a tooth extraction may be recommended as the best option.
Will Dental Insurance Help Pay for my Tooth Extractions?
Most dental insurances will help pay for dental extractions. Every plan will vary in what percentage they will pay for your dental extractions. Rest assured, our dental insurance specialist will find out exactly how much of your treatment will be covered, and what your out of pocket portion will be for your tooth extraction procedure. We also provide our patents with a dental savings plan, and other payment plan options to help pay for your tooth extractions.
What determines the cost of a dental extraction?
Usually the difficulty of a tooth extraction determines cost. If a tooth is a broken down, your gum tissue may need to be reflected back to gain access to a tooth. This is called a surgical extraction, and it usually costs a bit more than your regular dental extraction. Other forms of dental extractions include full bony dental extractions, soft tissue tooth extractions, and wisdom teeth extractions that can be slightly more complicated than the removal of other teeth inside your mouth.
Your treating dentist may also determine the cost of a tooth extraction. Dental clinics may cost you slightly less than a private practitioner. Oral surgeons usually charge the most for dental extractions.
How are tooth extractions performed?
There are a number of steps involved in removing a tooth. Let’s go through them:
- The tooth is numbed with local anesthetic. The most common anesthetic given these days is no longer Novocaine. It is 2% Lidocaine.
- Instruments like forceps and elevators are used to remove the whole tooth.
- If the crown of the tooth breaks off, a surgical blade is used to reflect your gum tissue back to gain access to the tooth.
- Once the entire tooth including its roots are removed, the socket is irrigated with normal saline.
- If needed, sutures are used to bring your gum tissue back together. Sutures and membrane are also used if a bone graft is placed in the socket for future dental implant placement.
If you are looking for dental extraction services in Houston, TX, come see our team at Best Dental for affordable dental extractions. We treat each of our patients like family members. Come be a part of our patient family. We hope to see you very soon!