Tooth Extractions – Carrollton, TX
Gently Removing Damaged and Infected Teeth
At Celebration Family Dental of Carrollton, we aim to preserve your natural healthy teeth for as long as possible. Sometimes, in order to do this, we need to remove any severely decayed or unhealthy teeth to protect the others from being affected. This is done by means of painless and comfortable tooth extractions in our Carrollton, TX dental office performed under local anesthesia. We also offer sedation dentistry for patients who have a fear of dental treatments.
Why Choose Celebration Family Dental of Carrollton for Tooth Extractions?
- Dental Implants Placed In-House
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments
- Multiple Forms of Dental Sedation
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
- Baby Teeth: In case a baby tooth is not lost in the right sequence or is out of position, it may interfere with the eruption of the permanent tooth underneath it. Removing a baby tooth in such cases could prevent the need for orthodontic treatment later on.
- Orthodontic Treatment: If you have crowded teeth (i.e., too many teeth for the size of your mouth), then extracting one or more teeth can create an appropriate amount of space so that the remaining teeth can be aligned properly.
- Trauma or Disease: When dental treatments and restorations are not enough to save a tooth affected by disease or trauma, the tooth is extracted and can be replaced with prosthetic teeth.
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth: The timely removal of impacted wisdom teeth can prevent them from causing damage to the nearby healthy teeth, bone, blood vessels, gum tissue, and nerves.
The Process of Tooth Extraction
Before extracting your tooth, we will take X-rays to understand the exact position of the root and the condition of the bone around it. Local anesthesia will be given to numb the area, and then the tooth will be carefully removed. Once the tooth is out, bone grafting may be needed to preserve the structural integrity of the extraction site.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
The wisdom teeth are actually the third set of molars, and they tend to erupt around the ages of 16-25. Unfortunately, most people simply don’t have enough room in their mouth to fit these teeth, which can make them cause a number of problems, such as crowding, pain, and an infection. We can safely remove these teeth in-house, saving you from having to see an outside specialist.
Dental implants require a certain amount of healthy jawbone in order to be safely placed, and a patient who has suffered bone degeneration due to tooth loss may not have enough. Thankfully, using a bone graft, we can help build up and strengthen the jawbone so we can then place dental implants.
Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions
When you need a tooth extraction, the odds are that you really need it. In that case, the last thing you want to do is to have to worry about payment.
That’s why we try and give you as much information as possible about the cost of the procedure before your extraction—we’ll cover this and more at your consultation. For new patients without insurance, we also offer a $29 emergency visit that includes X-rays and an exam to help make getting the urgent care you need easier. Until then, here are some things you may want to know.
Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost
As with any dental procedure, it can pose a challenge to figure out what a tooth extraction is likely to cost without knowing more about your specific situation. That’s because there are a variety of factors that can influence the final price.
For one, sedation is often used in the case of tooth extractions, especially in the case of anxious patients. We use both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, and the one you select will not only affect how you feel during the procedure but also what the final bill is going to look like.
The location and number of teeth to be extracted can also affect the price. At that point, the final thing to consider is what you want to replace your tooth with, which we can talk with you about extensively at a consultation.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions?
Tooth extractions are typically done in situations where they’re absolutely necessary to prevent discomfort, infection, or misalignment. As such, most dental plans will cover around 50% of the treatment.
That said, every insurance company is different, so we’ll check with your dental plan in particular to figure out what they’ll cover.
Other Options for Making Tooth Extractions Affordable
Even if your dental insurance won’t pay for tooth extractions, if you haven’t met your deductible, or if you’ve already hit your yearly maximum, we have options to help you pay for the care you need.
For one, if you think that you have a tooth that may need to be extracted, we currently have a special on emergency exams. We’ll check you for any pressing oral health issues, including x-rays, for just $29!
If you’re worried about whether you can pay for the procedure upfront, we also offer financing through CareCredit for those who qualify. This can break dental fees into affordable payments to fit your budget.
When you meet us for a consultation, we’ll be happy to talk with you about what kinds of payment options are available to you.
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