Tooth Extraction

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What is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is performed by Dr. Collins and is a relatively quick outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. Removing visible teeth is a simple extraction. Teeth that are broken, below the surface, or impacted require a more involved procedure.

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How much does a tooth extraction cost?

The cost of a tooth extraction varies widely depending on whether the tooth is impacted. Contact Diamond Dental to schedule a consultation to determine treatment and payment options.

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Extractions

Unfortunately, in some situations, a tooth or teeth have had such extensive destruction by cavities, gum disease or trauma that the tooth or teeth must be removed. When a tooth is lost, the remaining teeth often shift and tilt since the stability of the arch has been compromised by the loss of the extracted tooth. This situation leads to an increased risk for cavities, periodontal disease and the loss of more teeth. To prevent additional loss of teeth, it is very important to replace missing teeth with partials, bridges or implants, depending on the unique situation of each individual.

What to expect
Dr. Collins will first administer anesthetic to numb the area and reduce discomfort. During the extraction, you will feel the pressure of the tooth being removed, but will not feel any pain. Typically, Dr. Collins is able to remove your tooth within a matter of minutes.

Immediately after the tooth extraction, a small amount of bleeding is normal and patch of gauze will be placed in the affected area. The area may bleed minimally for the next 24 hours or so and taper off after that. Follow your dentist’s instructions on how often to change the gauze, and what other post-procedure steps to follow.

What Happens When Teeth are Damaged?

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