Tooth Extractions – Fort Worth, TX
Removing Painful & Severely Damaged Teeth
While our top priority is preserving your complete smile at all costs, in some cases, we need to extract teeth that are severely cracked or broken beyond repair, or that are causing you pain. If you need tooth extractions in Fort Worth, our team can work closely with you to rebuild your smile by securing a dental implant crown, bridge, or denture within the mouth to re-complete your arch of teeth. That way, you don’t have to go any longer than necessary without a complete set of pearly whites.
Why Choose Periodontal Associates of Fort Worth for Tooth Extractions?
- Same or Next-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
- Board-Certified Periodontist with 20+ Years Experience
- In-Network with Most Major Dental Insurances
Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary
- Severe decay has compromised the tooth’s structure beyond the point of repair.
- A dental fracture has extended to the root of a tooth and can’t be repaired, risking infection.
- A tooth is impacted below the gumline, leading to an increased risk of orthodontic issues, infection, and cavities.
- Advanced gum disease has led to the deterioration of the supportive bone and tissues surrounding teeth, causing one or more to become loose.
- Crowding needs to be addressed by removing teeth in order to achieve the best results from orthodontic treatment.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
The need for a tooth extraction in Fort Worth will be based off of a thorough evaluation conducted by Dr. Almasri and our team. After determining that a tooth can’t be repaired or treated, we’ll outline the process of removing it for you so you know exactly what to expect. Dr. Almasri likes to take time answering his patients’ questions and addressing any concerns they may have before moving forward with any procedures so they can feel confident and comfortable in doing so.
Once you consent to a tooth extraction, we’ll prepare your mouth by administering any necessary sedation or local anesthetic to numb the area. The instruments we’ll use to remove the tooth are a pair of dental forceps and an elevator. The elevator will lift the tooth out of its socket, making it easy to wiggle out of the gumline and loose from any connecting tissues using the forceps. Afterward, we’ll close the gums and allow it to heal.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Before your tooth extraction, we’ll provide you with more in-depth post-operative instructions so you can prepare for the healing part of your procedure. We recommend following these aftercare tips:
- Maintain a soft diet to prevent food from getting lodged in the sockets.
- Take any prescribed medications as directed, which could include antibiotics or pain medication.
- Don’t drink through a straw, as this could lead to dry socket.
- Avoid exercising or any strenuous activity for the following two to three days to prevent additional post-operative bleeding and discomfort.
- Reduce any swelling by placing a cold compress on the cheek for 10 minutes at a time, making sure to remove it for 10 minutes as well.
- Get plenty of rest, being sure to slightly raise your head above your heart to prevent a blood clot from forming.
- Keep the extraction site clean by gently rinsing your mouth with a salt water mixture four times a day, being sure to not spit it out, but let it fall out of your mouth and into the sink.
Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions can be stressful for any patient, and worrying about what the treatment is going to cost only adds to that anxiety. That’s why, in addition to making you completely comfortable during treatment, we ensure that payment is also painless.
If you want to know more about what tooth extractions are likely to cost, here’s some information to help you.
Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost
Unfortunately, it isn’t necessarily possible to tell you beforehand precisely what a tooth extraction is likely to cost, as there are several variables that can affect the price of care in one way or another. The more complex treatments tend to have a higher price point, so extracting more than one tooth and the state of the teeth being removed have a lot to do with what the procedures will cost.
Then there’s what comes after, i.e. how you’re going to replace the tooth. Whether you wind up going with a dental implant, denture, or bridge will affect what the whole operation will run you.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions?
Tooth extractions are only done when they’re considered to be medically necessary. As a result, dental insurance is likely to cover at least a portion of the treatment, often around 50% of what the overall procedure costs.
Of course, we’ll take the time to help you coordinate with your dental plan beforehand to ensure that you get the benefits you need.
Other Options for Making Tooth Extractions Affordable
However, some patients may not have insurance, but still need a tooth extraction. That’s why we have other options available to you in order to help you get the care that you deserve.
We accept financing through Cherry, which can allow you to divide the cost of your care across several monthly payments. That being the case, you can afford the care that you need even if you don’t think that you can get the money together all at once.