When you are losing a part of your body. It will be difficult, but modern science has great alternatives. Meanwhile, we can have a look at some of the Frequently Asked Questions answered by professionals.

Why do I need tooth extraction surgery?

You need it to save your other teeth and to save your…life.

This is necessary when crowding, tooth decay, or accidents damage your tooth.

Wisdom teeth are mostly extracted in the case of crowding. Whereas, in the case of tooth decay, dentists recommend removing the damaged teeth due to potential risks.

A recent study has shown that tooth decay bacteria invading into the bloodstream could lead to deadly situations such as heart strokes and even memory loss.

Unless you want to live the life of Leonard Shelby, you have to get that damaged tooth extracted.

Are tooth extractions painful?

None of the tooth extraction methods is painful – neither simple nor surgical.

All thanks to sedative dentistry!

With the help of amnesia, dentists numb the surrounding area. It is so numb that even you won’t be able to feel an incision (in surgical extraction).

Explain the process of tooth extraction?

Let’s see how dentists perform one of the quickest but riskiest surgeries of general dentistry.

Before tooth extraction, your dentist will take an x-ray picture of your tooth. It will play a pivotal role in deciding whether it is a simple surgery or you need a surgical extraction.

Simple tooth extraction

Simple extraction takes place when your teeth are visible above the gum line. The process does not require more than 5-10 minutes for one tooth.

  • To begin with the extraction, your dentists inject some anesthesia to numb the spot.
  • Now, your dentist will use an elevator to loosen the tooth.
  • Once it is loose, your dentist will use a forcep to extract your tooth.
  • Farewell, natural tooth! You have been a real good partner.

Surgical tooth extraction

And, surgical extraction is the process of removing teeth below the gum line. The process takes slightly more time than simple extraction for obvious reasons.

  • Anesthesia is a need in this process as well.
  • Your dentist will incise your gums to remove bone to gain access to the tooth.
  • Then, the same process is been carried out.

What type of food should I consume after tooth extraction?

Crispy food…is strictly forbidden. You will have to eat soft foods like yogurt, mashed potatoes, smoothies (but not from straws), and juices.

Is it normal to feel pain after extraction?

Yes, you might feel slight discomfort post-treatment. It is completely normal! However, if the pain is unbearable, get in touch with your dentist.

What does is the cost of tooth extraction?

The cost of tooth extraction depends on the type of extraction.

For a simple extraction, the cost will be around $90 to $250. On the other hand, if it is surgical tooth extraction, the cost will be around $850 to  $2,000.

Tooth extraction is a sad process. You will have to bid farewell to your tooth! But, general dentistry has open doors to new opportunities by introducing treatments to provide prosthetic teeth. You can try a dental implant, or crown to enhance your smile and restore your dental health.

To get any kind of dental treatment, call our dentist in Chula Vista.