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Tooth Extraction

Teeth are extracted for a variety of reasons:

  • The tooth is broken too badly to restore with a filling or crown
  • The tooth is infected and the patient chooses not to do a root canal
  • The tooth needs to be removed because of overcrowding in the mouth

The cost for an extraction will vary based on whether the extraction is a simple extraction or a surgical extraction.

Simple Extraction: The doctor is able to loosen the tooth and pull it from the mouth in one piece.

Surgical Extraction: A surgical extraction may be necessary if the tooth is broken off below the gum line or breaks into pieces during the extraction. The dentist will need to make a small incision into the gums and possibly also the bone around the tooth to be able to get the entire tooth out. A surgical extraction takes longer to recover from.

Alternatives

  • Root Canal and Crown may be an alternative for people who have an infection of the tooth.

See our Tooth Extraction Post Procedure Instructions