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Tooth Extractions – Grand Prairie, TX

Sometimes Tooth Removal Is the Right Decision

forceps holding extracted tooth

Removal is not the first option our dentists want to consider when your loved one has issues with a tooth , but sometimes it is the only choice. The damage may be so significant that extraction is necessary to preserve their oral and general health. When tooth extractions in Grand Prairie are required, our team will make sure you understand why this approach is being recommended for them and that they’re comfortable throughout the procedure. Keep reading to learn more about this emergency dental treatment, or give us a call because sometimes tooth removal is the right decision!

Why Choose Disability Dental Services For Tooth Extractions?

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

illustration of decayed tooth extraction

At Disability Dental Services, tooth extractions are only recommended if the tooth in question cannot be salvaged using a dental crown or root canal therapy. Although preserving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible is ideal, removal may be the best option for your loved one’s oral health if they have:

The Process of Removing a Tooth

woman having a tooth extracted

The last bit of advice anyone wants to hear from their dentist is to have a tooth pulled. However, it may surprise you to learn an extraction is not as terrifying as it sounds! There are two methods commonly used for removing a tooth: simple and surgical.

A simple extraction is done for a tooth that has fully erupted and is completely above the gumline. After our dentist numbs your loved one’s mouth, they’ll grasp the tooth with dental forceps and rock it back and forth until it separates from the gum tissue.

Meanwhile, a surgical extraction is an ideal option for a tooth that isn’t entirely above the gumline. This method involves making a small incision in the gums to access the tooth. Like a simple extraction, dental forceps will be used to grasp the tooth and remove it. 

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

man resting after a tooth extraction

Following your loved one’s tooth extraction, you’ll receive post-op instructions from their dentist in Grand Prairie that you’ll need to help them follow diligently to make a swift and comfortable recovery. By keeping their mouth as clean as possible, you can ensure the surgical site heals properly. Here are some aftercare tips for them:

Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions

A model tooth and gold coins on a balancing scale against a blue background

Maybe you’re not worried that a tooth extraction would be painful. Instead, perhaps you fear the treatment’s price. After all, what if the cost of tooth extractions “breaks the bank”? Having your chomper pulled wouldn’t make sense in that case. However, extraction’s price varies by patient. You’d thus need to see Dr. Ford in person for an exact estimate. Plus, we at Disability Dental would make care affordable and budget-friendly. To learn more cost-related details, keep reading or call our office.

Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost

A girl about to receive a tooth extraction

Before extraction, Dr. Ford will give you an oral exam. Doing so lets him examine the factors that impact your treatment’s cost. These things tend to include:

  • Tooth Type & Number: In reality, different teeth cost more or less to pull. The number of pearly whites you must extract will also influence the cost.
  • Extraction Difficulty: A simple extraction is usually inexpensive and can be done relatively quickly. Meanwhile, a complex one requiring a gum incision will be more expensive.
  • Need for Sedation: Generally, a local anesthetic is included in an extraction’s base price. Even so, you may want dental sedation If so, your overall treatment expense will rise.
  • Tooth Replacement Options: If you opt to replace your missing tooth, care will cost more than it would with just an extraction. Similarly, some tooth replacement options – especially implants – cost more than others.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions?

 A patient filling out a dental insurance form

Because tooth extractions are often “medically necessary,” dental plans usually cover them. Most policies, in fact, will extend their coverage to 50% of the treatment’s cost. Of course, this fact only applies after the deductible is met.

Keep in mind, however, that exceptions exist. In your own policy, limits may cover only a certain number of teeth. On the other hand, perhaps there’s a waiting period before coverage starts. As such, you’ll want to confirm your benefits with your insurance provider first. Our dental team can even help out with this process!

Other Options for Making Tooth Extractions Affordable

A patient paying the cost of a tooth extraction

Even without dental insurance, though, other ways exist to make extraction affordable. The truth is that many practices offer unique payment options for their patients.

Take our own Disability Dental, for instance. We happen to provide flexible financing through CareCredit. That means patients can cover treatment with low-interest, monthly installments. With this method, then, you could pay for an extraction gradually instead of all at once.

Ultimately, you can trust Disability Dental to make your tooth extraction budget-friendly. We’ll do everything possible to make pulling your tooth a viable, affordable choice! Therefore, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us in the coming days. You won’t regret it!

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