Determining the cost of a tooth extraction depends on a variety of factors, which can only be determined by a having a dental exam. Some factors include the type of tooth (e.g. molar, incisor, wisdom tooth), and if the tooth is broken, fractured, or impacted. The location of the tooth, gum health, and previous procedures performed on that tooth can also affect the cost.
After a dental exam, we will present patients with a treatment plan and multiple treatment options. We make sure you are aware of the cost of each of the treatment options before we ever perform a treatment.
If a tooth must be extracted, we’ll make the process as comfortable as possible by administering an anesthetic. Each of our dentists will do everything possible to make the experience as painless as possible and provide instructions for quick healing and to prevent future complications.
Surgical extractions are sometimes necessary for teeth that must be removed, but cannot easily be accessed by the dentist. This includes situations where there is a broken or cracked tooth, or when a tooth is partially below the gum line (impacted). Like simple extractions, you’ll be given a local anesthetic to make you comfortable during the procedure.
Soft Tissue Biopsy
Regular visits to the dentist can do more than just protect your teeth and keep your smile bright. When you come in for an examination, our doctors will look for any abnormalities with the facial or oral anatomy to rule out any disease before they cause problems for your body. Your exam may include the tongue, the gums, the lips, and the soft and hard palate. The exam may also continue to the outside of the mouth and the glands and muscles of the neck, the skin and the temporomandibular joint. Many times, disease and problems manifest in the mouth, and a thorough dental exam can be an easy way to treat them before they get out of control.