About Tooth Extractions
If a tooth is creating intense discomfort, infection, or pain, it may be dying or weakened beyond treatment and may need a dentist to remove the tooth. An extraction is sometimes done in an emergency after an injury or the extraction can be scheduled to avoid a concern, like having the wisdom teeth removed to prevent an impaction. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Matthews in Matthews, NC will use X-rays and perform a physical exam to predict any concerns.
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What to Expect
Before a simple extraction, Our dentists will cautiously detach the tooth out of the gum tissue and ligaments, and next our dentists will rinse out and stitch the socket. To extract the tooth, our dentists must surgically cut past the gum tissue and bone. If needed, our dentists will cut the tooth into fragments for simpler extraction. After the tooth is extracted, the tooth socket will be washed and stitched close.
After a tooth extraction, a blood clot will form in the socket of the removed tooth that the patient should keep uncontaminated and check for indications of disease. Our dentists may suggest over-counter pain medication to help any pain after the treatment or our dentists may write a prescription painkillers. Patients generally follow a liquid or soft foods diet for several days after the tooth extraction. Patients need to be cautious brushing their teeth to avoid opening the socket while it recovers. The bone and gums typically begin to heal 7 - 14 days after the tooth extraction, however it may be as much as 6 months before the mouth is completely mended.
If the extraction is medically required, part or most of the cost will generally be covered by insurance. The coverage may change based on whether the patient needs a simple or surgical extraction, so DentalWorks - Monroe will check the patient's benefits and out-of-pocket expenses. DentalWorks - Monroe in Monroe, NC works with several financing plans and our dentists accept several payment options.
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Remove and Restore
Whether you need your wisdom teeth extracted or if you need an emergency extraction after an injury, please contact DentalWorks - Monroe in Monroe, NC to discuss your options. Our dentists can help you with simple or surgical extractions that restores your dental health.