Good oral hygiene should always be practiced as the loss of a single tooth can negatively impact the appearance and function of your smile.
Although our Wyoming extraction dentist takes every measure to prevent tooth loss, there will be situations when a tooth must be extracted.
After careful examination and treatment, our Wyoming family dentist may advise you to have a tooth extracted. The cost of tooth extraction will vary based on the difficulty of your case and your insurance policy coverage. Before a tooth is removed, our tooth extraction dentist will take an x-ray in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. Based on the degree of difficulty, he may refer you to a specialized Wyoming oral surgeon.
Reasons for tooth extractions include:
- Severe tooth decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Infection or abscess
- Orthodontic correction
- Misaligned teeth
- Fractured teeth or roots
- Impacted teeth
For a simple tooth extraction procedure, we will first apply a local anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort. The tooth will be loosened with a tool called an elevator and then removed with dental forceps. Once the procedure is complete, the area may be closed with one or two stitches. We will then provide you with tooth extraction aftercare instructions to alleviate discomfort and ensure proper healing.
Dr. Helmus DDS at River Ridge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry strives to help patients maintain healthy beautiful smiles. If you suspect you need to schedule a tooth extraction, give us a call at (616) 538-7320.