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Tooth Extractions – Greensboro, GA

Removing Badly Damaged or Decayed Teeth

When given the choice, our dentists will always do everything they can to let their patients keep all of their natural teeth. Sometimes, though, preserving your oral health and overall wellbeing will mean removing a tooth that’s beyond saving and will only cause further issues if it’s left alone. You can trust our dentists at Lake Oconee Dentistry to make you feel as comfortable and safe as possible during tooth extractions in Greensboro, GA dental office; we’ll also start working on a replacement to fill the gap in your smile right away.

Why Choose Lake Oconee Dentistry for Tooth Extractions?

Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

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At what point is saving the tooth no longer a feasible option? We’ll do everything we can to prevent such a situation, but there are cases where it will be unavoidable, such as:

Different Types of Tooth Extractions

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Tooth extraction is a common procedure. For simple extractions, the dentist will simply apply a local anesthetic before using loosening the tooth with a device called an elevator and removing it with forceps. There are, however, a few different procedures that can performed depending on the situation.

Young woman smiling after wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth rarely erupt without issue, which is why patients between the ages of 16 and 25 usually have them removed at the first opportunity. In these cases, a surgical extraction is normally required. This involves making an incision in the gums and removing small amounts of bone in order to get to the tooth. Sometimes a wisdom tooth needs to be removed in pieces instead of all at once.

Man smiling after multiple tooth extractions

Multiple Tooth Extractions

Whether it’s genetics, severe trauma or extensive decay, sometimes more than one tooth needs to be removed. This might also be an option for badly misaligned or crowded teeth. We’ll do everything we can to help you with the extraction procedure. In many cases, you’ll be able to use dental implants or traditional dentures to repair your smile.

Postoperative Care

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After the procedure, we’ll give you instructions that will help make the healing process as efficient and comfortable as possible. In general, you should:

Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions

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Even if you need a tooth pulled, you may fear doing so is too expensive. After all, treatment would only work so long as it doesn’t “break the bank.”  In truth, though, the cost of tooth extractions varies from patient to patient. You’d thus have to visit with our dentists for exact care pricing. Regardless of the estimate, however, you could trust us to make things affordable. Just keep reading or call our office for the relevant details.

Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost

An extracted tooth set next to dental tools

Before an extraction treatment, our office will give you an oral exam. In doing so, we can assess factors impacting the procedure’s price. These include the following:

  • Type & Number of Affected Teeth: Different teeth actually cost different amounts to pull. Plus, how many extractions are needed also influences the cost.
  • Treatment Difficulty: If you only need a simple extraction, care should be inexpensive and relatively fast. For a surgical extraction, though, things will get a bit pricier.
  • Need for Sedation: A local anesthetic is included in the extraction’s base price, but you may want sedation as an addition. In that case, the overall expense will rise.
  • Tooth Replacement Options: Replacing a pulled tooth after the extraction will add to your treatment’s cost. Furthermore, some tooth replacement options – especially implants – are pricier than others.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions?

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Fortunately, dental insurance usually does cover tooth extractions. The latter procedures are “medically necessary,” so most plans extend coverage to 50% of the treatment’s cost. Just remember that this fact only applies when the deductible is met.

At the same time, exceptions do exist. Some policies only cover a certain number of teeth. Meanwhile, other ones involve a waiting period before coverage starts. Given these facts, confirming your insurance benefits before pursuing treatment is best. If necessary, our dental team can help out with that process.

Other Options for Making Tooth Extractions Affordable

A patient paying the cost of a tooth extraction

Of course, there are ways to make extraction affordable besides insurance. Many dental practices, you see, offer unique payment options for their patients. It’s just a matter of finding the right dental provider with the right choice.

Take Lake Oconee Cosmetic & General Dentistry, for instance. Our office provides the following:

  • Special Offers – Our office is running a few specials relevant to tooth extraction. The first is our new patient promotion, which gives you an oral exam and dental X-rays for only $29. As for the second, we currently offer dental implants for as low as $329 per month.
  • Flexible Financing – As it happens, our practice works with CareCredit, a third-party financier. Through them, you can pay for care in low-interest, monthly installments. You’d then be able to cover your tooth extraction gradually rather than all at once.

Ultimately, know that Lake Oconee Cosmetic & General Dentistry will make your tooth extraction budget-friendly. That being the case, book a visit with us in the coming days!

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