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At Forever Family Dental of New Lenox, we offer comprehensive dental services that include tooth extraction as well as services designed specifically to help you save viable teeth and to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. We work with you and your family to determine the right solutions for your needs and your budget. Here are some of the most important facts about getting a tooth pulled in New Lenox.
How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost?
The cost of your tooth extraction in New Lenox will vary depending on whether you need oral surgery or a simple extraction. We will provide you with an accurate estimate of all the costs associated with your dental extraction and can work with your dental insurance or discount plan to keep your out-of-pocket costs as low as possible.
What Is an Oral Surgery Extraction?
Oral surgery is usually required when your tooth has not yet emerged through your gums or if it is impacting or pressing on another tooth. This is often the case with wisdom teeth, which may
require oral surgery for a safe extraction. If necessary, we can refer you to an oral surgeon for your extraction procedure.
Is Having My Tooth Pulled the Only Option?
If your tooth is still viable, the dentists at Forever Family Dental of New Lenox will make every effort to save it and to provide you with the help needed to protect damaged or broken teeth from further injury. For teeth that have been severely damaged by decay or other issues, tooth removal may be the most practical choice for your needs. We will discuss your options with you in depth to ensure that you understand the tooth extraction process and the cost of the services we will provide for you.
Can I Have Decayed, Cracked or Broken Teeth Extracted by Your Office?
At Forever Family Dental of New Lenox, we offer root canal therapy and other services designed to protect your viable teeth. If these services are not suitable for your needs, you can have your tooth pulled in our office or by an oral surgeon. In most cases, removing the tooth also removes the source of pain, which makes it a solid choice for patients who are suffering from toothaches. After your extraction, we will discuss your options for replacing your missing tooth to maintain a healthy bite.
Why Are Baby Teeth Sometimes Removed?
If baby teeth are blocking the emergence of your child’s adult teeth, we may need to remove them to make room for healthy tooth growth. Infected or decayed teeth may also require removal to ensure the best health for the teeth of your children.
Will Teeth Extractions Be Necessary Because of Advanced Stage Gum Disease?
Advanced gum disease can cause loosening of your teeth and may require their removal. The dental team at Forever Family Dental of New Lenox will work with you to save your teeth if it is possible. We can also perform a tooth extraction procedure for teeth that are no longer viable and that require removal to promote the best possible dental health. This will typically stop pain immediately and will allow you and your family to deal with gum disease in the most effective way possible.
Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
Wisdom teeth typically erupt during late adolescence or early adulthood. This third set of molars can cause serious crowding for other teeth and could result in infections or damage to nearby teeth. Extractions for wisdom teeth are relatively common and are performed to stop damage before it starts as well as to provide therapeutic benefits for patients who are experiencing pain or discomfort because of impacted wisdom teeth.
What Happens If My Teeth Are Too Crowded?
If your mouth is too small for your adult teeth, you may experience pain in your gums or jaw. Teeth that are too crowded can also result in crooked or misaligned teeth. If you choose to get braces to correct crooked teeth, our Forever Family Dental of New Lenox may perform one or more extractions to make room for your teeth to settle into the appropriate spots in your mouth.
How Can I Care for My Teeth and Gums After an Extraction?
Normal aftercare instructions for an extraction typically include a list of activities to avoid for at least 24 to 48 hours. Following these instructions will ensure that your extraction site heals as quickly as possible and will prevent any unwanted complications from your surgical procedure.
How Quickly Will My Extraction Site Heal?
The tooth extraction healing process takes time. Your dentist will give you detailed instructions on the best ways to care for your teeth and gums. If you undergo oral surgery, your healing process may take somewhat longer.
To learn more about your options for extracting teeth in our area, call Forever Family Dental of New Lenox at (815) 410-1206 today. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.