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.