In a perfect world, teeth will last a lifetime. But, sometimes teeth become infected or are damaged to the extent that they cannot be preserved and will need to be removed. Having a tooth removed is also known as exodontia, dental extraction, tooth removal, or tooth pulling. When a dentist decides that a tooth is seriously damaged and needs to be removed, it is only after a determination that it cannot be restored, repaired, or saved.
A damaged or infected tooth will never repair itself. The sooner a patient has the dental problem cared for, the less chance there is for an infection to spread to other areas in the mouth or for additional damage to be done. Listed below are the most common reasons for a tooth extraction. Also, described below are the two methods used for the removal of teeth.
A tooth extraction cost will vary depending on the amount of dental work involved, the location of the tooth in the mouth, and if there are any additional medical considerations, such as heart problems, that may require additional care. The majority of dental insurance plans will include coverage for most, or all, of a tooth extraction cost. Gregorin Dental cares about the dental health of each patient and offers CareCredit financing options. Gregorin Dental serves patients throughout the greater Anchorage area and an appointment can be scheduled by calling 907-333-5522.
There are many reasons why a tooth needs to be removed. Some of the most common reasons are:
There are two procedures used for extracting teeth, Simple and Surgical. Both procedures are performed in the dentist’s office and, without any complications, are completed during one visit. Patients who are taking medications for heart ailments may be required to take an antibiotic before and after the procedure.