Tooth Extraction in Jupiter, FL
Unfortunately, some oral health problems cannot be treated, and require a tooth extraction to prevent additional damage to your teeth, gums, and bone. Smiles Dentistry in Jupiter, Florida, led by Sharada Kacham, DDS, performs tooth extractions for adults, teenagers, and children who live in West Palm Beach and the surrounding communities in Palm Beach County.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is a procedure whereby the entire tooth is removed. Dr. Kacham recommends tooth extractions for the most severe oral health problems. She may take steps to try to save the tooth before recommending a tooth extraction. If you do have a tooth removed, Dr. Kacham will describe ways to replace the tooth, such as dental implants and dental bridges.
Tooth Extraction Benefits and Treatment Options
The most common reasons for a tooth extraction is to address the complications of periodontal disease and tooth decay. You may also need a tooth extraction if a tooth is partially broken or cracked due to trauma or injury.
Why is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Having a tooth extracted can be a difficult decision, but removing a tooth protects the neighboring teeth and surrounding gums. Periodontal disease and tooth decay can penetrate the gums, erode the bone, and even spread to neighboring teeth. If you do not have the tooth removed, you may need to have multiple teeth extracted in the future.
What is the Procedure for a Tooth Extraction?
Local anesthesia is used to numb the area around the tooth. The anesthesia is administered with a needle. If you are having more than one tooth extracted or if the tooth is impacted, general anesthesia may be required. The tooth is secured with forceps, and a rocking motion is used to loosen the root from the soft tissue. The tooth socket is cleaned and packed to manage the bleeding.
Preparing for a Tooth Extraction
If Dr. Kacham recommends a tooth extraction, she will explain the benefits of the procedure as well as your options for replacing the tooth.
Recovery from a Tooth Extraction
You will have a special packing in the tooth socket to control bleeding. The packing should remain in place for the period of time specified by Dr. Kacham. You may have mild-to-moderate pain and aching around the location of the extracted tooth. Over-the-counter drugs can be used, or Dr. Kacham may prescribe a more potent medication to alleviate discomfort. Monitor the area for signs of a blood clot or infection, and contact us if you notice anything unusual.
How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost in Jupiter?
Dental insurance covers tooth extractions, so you are only responsible for a portion of the cost. After your consultation, we review your coverage and explain your out-of-pocket costs. Payments can be made by cash, personal check, and credit card. If you are interested in dental financing that offers convenient and affordable monthly payments, we accept CareCredit®. You can apply for this financing option before your consultation.
Is a Tooth Extraction Right for Me?
Dr. Kacham recommends a tooth extraction under very specific conditions. The best way to find out if a tooth extraction is right for you is to schedule a consultation at Smiles Dentistry.
Trauma, injuries, periodontal disease, and advanced tooth decay may require a tooth extraction. When you are considering a tooth extraction, you want to feel confident that you are making the right decision. Sharada Kacham, DDS, provides the professional guidance you need to make an informed decision about your tooth extraction and other oral healthcare. If you live in Palm Beach County, including Jupiter and West Palm Beach, contact us to schedule your personal consultation.