Decades ago, tooth extraction was often the “go-to” solution for dentists whose patients had a toothache or tooth decay. We’re lucky to live in a day and age when tooth extraction is not the only solution in such circumstances, and is often considered to be a last resort. Depending on the nature of the problem, dentists have a wide array of tools and treatments available, including deep cleanings, root canals, and fillings, all which can prevent the need to extract a tooth.
However, there are still circumstances in which extracting a tooth is still the preferred or necessary method of treatment. If you are suffering from a dental issue, and extraction happens to the safest, healthiest solution, our dentists are very experienced with this procedure, and will make it as painless as possible for you.
We Offer Tooth Extractions in Anchorage
We understand that saving a tooth is preferable to having missing teeth, but in some situations, an extraction truly is the best treatment. We also understand that the idea of having a tooth removed can be very stressful for our patients. But you don’t need to experience severe pain simply to have a tooth removed.
If our dentists determine that removal is the correct option to solve your dental issue, whatever it may be, we’ll do everything possible to ensure that you don’t experience pain during the procedure. We have a wide array of different comfort options to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your visit. We can also discuss tooth replacement options with you prior to performing the procedure. In fact, in some cases, we can even replace the missing tooth the same day that we perform the extraction.
We use innovative, cutting-edge methods when we perform extractions, which allow our patients to experience a nearly painless recovery, and minimal swelling. As a matter of fact, many of our patients have claimed that an extraction at Anchorage Dental Group was the most comfortable dental procedure they’ve ever experienced.
If you believe that your dental issue might require a tooth extraction, contact us today. We’ll be happy to set up an appointment so that our dentists can examine your teeth and determine the best treatment plan for you.
What Dental Problems Lead to a Tooth Extraction?
There are many different dental issues that lead to the need for an extraction. Here are just a few:
- Crowded teeth: Generally speaking, our mouths can accommodate all of our adult teeth–but this isn’t always the case. For some patients, there is simply not enough room in their mouths for their teeth to be properly aligned. When this happens, an extraction may be necessary prior to the patient receiving orthodontic treatment.
- Trauma: Teeth that are badly damaged, either due to blunt trauma or decay, may be unable to heal. If that’s the case, the healthiest option is usually extraction, to prevent future injury or infections.
- Infection: Infection itself can be a reason to extract a tooth. When an infection reaches the center of the tooth, where the nerves and blood vessels are, it can spread and become extremely painful…and dangerous. In some cases, antibiotics and/or root canal therapy can cure an infection, but if it is too advanced or these methods fail, extraction is a treatment option.
Average Cost of Tooth Extractions
The cost of any individual tooth extraction can vary depending on the method necessary to safely extract the tooth. There are two main types of tooth extraction methods: surgical and non-surgical.
Surgical extractions are more expensive, and can range from PRICE to PRICE, while non-surgical extractions are typically far more affordable, with an average cost of PRICE to PRICE.
If the patient has dental insurance, the cost of the extraction is usually covered, as extractions are generally only performed when they are considered 100% medically necessary.
Do you have a question about tooth extraction? Give us a call today!