Simply Teeth

905 EAST RAND RD, SUITE 200

Illinois

Mount Prospect

60056

847-870-1111

What You Need to Know about Tooth Extractions

Dental treatments are designed to protect your oral health and keep your natural teeth in good condition. But, there are times when a dentist might make the suggestion that tooth extractions are needed. If you need to have a tooth pulled, then we invite you to talk with Dr. Dhaval Patel about the most effective methods to make the appointment as comfortable as possible.

Here at Simply Teeth, we offer a calm and comfortable environment, helping you to relax during your dental appointment. By using the latest dental technology, we can offer high quality service for every treatment that is done in our office.

Is it Really Necessary to Pull the Tooth?

Tooth Extractions Mount Prospect, ILWhether you are concerned about losing your tooth or you are worried about the tooth extraction cost, it is important that you ask the right questions to determine if a tooth extraction is necessary. There are some situations where other treatments can be used to save the tooth, such as a root canal or a crown. If a patient can’t afford the costs for the other treatments, then they might choose the cheaper tooth extraction cost instead.

There are three main reasons why a dentist might suggest tooth extractions: severe decay, damage, or misalignment. If a tooth has decayed or been damaged beyond the point where it can be repaired, then it is often better to pull the tooth to prevent the decay from spreading to other neighboring teeth.

In the case of misalignment, there are times when misplaced teeth are blocking other teeth from growing into the right place within the mouth. If an orthodontist has determined that tooth extractions are needed, then you will be referred to your dentist for those extractions before the additional orthodontic treatments are done.

Usually, tooth extractions are considered the last option, because the goal is to protect the natural teeth whenever possible. Although, sometimes it makes sense to pull a decayed or damaged tooth in order to open the space for dental restorations, such as implants or dentures.

The Tooth Extraction Appointment

Our staff at Simply Teeth will work hard to make you as comfortable as possible during this appointment. Because of the modern technology that is now available, we can complete a tooth extraction quickly and easily.

After the dental appointment is over, the gums will continue to bleed for a time. You will be instructed to bite down on gauze to help the socket clot, and then you need to be careful to allow the gums to heal without disrupting the clot.

For more information about tooth extractions, call us at Simply Teeth. We are here to help with your dental care, and we will gladly answer your questions and help with anything that you may need.