Dental Extractions: What to expect during a dental extraction including pain expectations.

Reasons Your Dentist Might Consider a Tooth Extraction

  • Infection
  • Risk of Infection
  • Crowded Mouth
  • Damage to a Tooth
  • Wisdom Teeth

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Infection of a Tooth

A tooth infection is not something to take lightly. Infections in your mouth could have devastating effects on your overall health including a risk of death if left untreated. Often times you can see a tooth form a cavity before infection sets in, but it is a good idea to visit your local dentist at least twice a year to fix, repair, or remove the risk of infection.


Risk of Infection

Another reason for a tooth extractions is the possible risk of tooth infection. Maybe an infection has not set in yet but without removing the tooth infection could set in. Some patients choose to have a tooth removed rather than have a root canal or other procedure, typically for cost savings reasons. We do advise you to think about future cost of having a tooth removed such as needing a false tooth or partial to cover the empty area. Keep in mind your teeth can shift if gaps are not addressed.

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Crowded Mouth

If you do not have room in your mouth for all your teeth, your dentist might find it necessary to make room. In most cases braces or aligners might be necessary to correct the positioning of your teeth. Wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to remove to reduce the risk of overcrowding.


Damage to a Tooth

Tooth extractions might be necessary if a chipped or damaged tooth is beyond repair. Other procedures could substitute the need for a tooth extraction such as a crown. Keeping your tooth is typically the ideal solution.

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Wisdom Teeth

What are wisdom teeth? They are your teeth that form behind your last molar. Wisdom teeth are often removed due to an overcrowded mouth. As wisdom teeth start to develop, typically in the adolescent years, they can push your teeth forward and cause all your teeth to move. Your South Fallsburg Dentist can determine if your mouth is large enough to hold your wisdom teeth.



Should I get teeth whitening kits from the store?2022-04-19T13:00:20-04:00
In-store whitening kits could help with light staining for a short period of time. Professional teeth whiteners are safe and much more effective in a brighter and longer lasting smile. Another advantage of professional teeth whitening is it is done under the supervision of a dental professional. In most cases, it is worth the extra cost for long-lasting and safe results. Teeth whitening is safe when done correctly.
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Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure and are not often covered by insurance. You could expect to pay between $500 and $2,500 per tooth for veneers. Veneers generally last between 5 to 7 years before they need to be replaced.

Can you sleep with dentures in?2022-04-19T11:29:58-04:00

We do not recommend sleeping with dentures as bacteria may build up and cause infection. It is recommended you soak your dentures overnight in denture solution to kill any bacteria.

What is the cost of dentures?2022-04-19T11:10:42-04:00

The average cost typically ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 but depending on many factors these prices and vary greatly. We will be happy to discuss your options.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?2022-03-05T18:13:17-04:00

You should get your teeth cleaned by a local dentist every 6 months. Between cleanings you should brush your teeth and floss a minimum of twice daily. We recommend using a waterpik if you can to help clean your teeth and gums.

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