At Abington Family Dental Care, we hope to help our patients retain their natural teeth for a lifetime. In some cases, however, that is not possible. If, after careful consideration, we determine that it would be best to remove one or more of your teeth, we will perform the extraction with your comfort and future oral health as our top priorities. Continue reading this page to learn more about extractions and what you can expect from the procedure.
“Tooth extraction” is simply a term that refers to the removal of a tooth. There are two types of tooth extractions:
Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, you can expect to feel little to nothing during your tooth extraction. Local anesthesia will numb your tooth and the area around it. If you request it, we are also able to provide sedation to help calm any nerves you may feel. Soreness and swelling are normal after an extraction, but those usually wear off within a few days to a week.
There are numerous possible reasons for tooth extractions, including:
Most dental insurance policies do cover tooth extractions. If you undergo a simple extraction, your plan might cover 70% - 80% of its cost. For surgical extractions, the coverage rate might be around 50%. Our team will be happy to help you figure out how your benefits apply. We will also clearly explain your payment options and assist you in navigating all the financial aspects of your care.
The cost of tooth extractions can vary. It depends on a number of factors. During your consultation, we will evaluate the specifics of your situation so we can provide a personalized estimate. We will also be happy to talk to you about payment options, including insurance and financing. Our goal is to make the process of paying for your treatment as stress-free as possible. Thanks to the available provisions, most patients find it relatively easy to afford necessary extractions.
Some factors that might have a bearing on the cost of tooth extractions include:
Most dental insurance policies do cover tooth extractions. If you undergo a simple extraction, your plan might cover 70% to 80% of its cost. For surgical extractions, the coverage rate might be around 50%. Our team will be happy to help you figure out how your benefits apply. We are in-network with many insurance plans, so you can expect us to help you keep your out-of-pocket costs to a bare minimum.
In addition to insurance, there are a few provisions that might make it easier for you to fit your extraction procedure into your budget:
Are you curious to learn more about tooth extractions and their cost? Our team would be pleased to answer your questions. Get in touch today to book your consultation.