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Tooth Extractions – Mt. Pleasant, WI

Safe, Accommodating, & Comfortable Tooth Removal

At Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry, we do everything in our power to save and preserve your natural teeth because we understand that there’s no substitution quite like them. However, in some situations, tooth extractions from our Mt. Pleasant, WI dentist are necessary if a tooth has become severely damaged or infected. In the event that you need to remove a harmful or problematic tooth, you can rest knowing that your comfort is our top priority. When you come to see us, we’ll explain all the steps of your treatment and make sure you know proper aftercare, so you can avoid any complications moving forward.

Why Choose Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry For Tooth Extractions? 

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

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If a tooth is severely decayed or broken, there may not always be a treatment that can save it. Furthermore, if you have severe gum disease, the bone supporting a tooth can break down, making it impossible to hold the tooth in place. And, in rare cases, extra teeth that cannot fit in the mouth properly may need to be removed, especially if you plan to get orthodontic treatment (this will allow the remaining teeth to shift more easily). In these situations, tooth extractions can actually help improve your oral health and preserve your remaining natural pearly whites.

Types of Tooth Extractions

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When you visit our dental office, we’ll conduct a visual examination of your smile and inspect the X-rays we capture to determine whether a tooth extraction is necessary or not. Depending on your unique oral situation, we may suggest one of the following types of extractions.

Wisdom Tooth

Not all patients have wisdom teeth, but for some patients who do, we may suggest having them extracted. There are situations in which removing these third molars can reduce your risk of experiencing infection or severe dental issues. For some patients, they may not have enough room in their mouth to allow them to grow in safely without causing misalignment issues and oral health problems to develop down the road. In these cases, we’ll suggest extracting them to ensure that your mouth stays healthy.

Multiple Teeth

Other patients may require teeth to be extracted due to problems such as genetics, dental trauma, or severe decay. Before your procedure begins, we’ll walk you through your multiple tooth extraction and discuss restorative options with you to rebuild your smile on a healthy foundation.

Restoring Extracted Teeth

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We recommend that patients who need teeth extracted due to oral health issues or infection look into our several restorative options that we offer, such as dental implants in Mt. Pleasant. These will allow you to regain the full strength and function of your smile so you can continue eating and speaking with ease. If you have any questions about these, don’t hesitate to ask during your initial consultation. Our team will be more than happy to provide you with the information you need to help you envision your healthier and happier smile.

Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions

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It’s understandable to wonder what a tooth extraction will cost if your dentist recommends one. While we can’t provide a proper estimate before you have your initial consultation with Dr. Muddana, we can lay out some of the factors that help determine the overall price tag. Here’s a brief guide to how much tooth extractions can cost as well as some information on the financing options we offer. Feel free to contact our staff if you have any more questions.

Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost

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We will only be able to provide you with an accurate cost estimate for tooth extraction after your initial consultation, but there are several factors that help determine the final amount you will have to pay. A few of these include:

  • The type and location of the tooth: Molars are larger, have more roots, and are located further back in the mouth, making extractions for them more expensive than for the front teeth.
  • How many teeth need to be removed: The more teeth that will be extracted, the more the treatment will cost.
  • How the tooth will be replaced: Except for wisdom teeth, dentists typically recommend replacing lost teeth as soon as possible. Replacement options include dentures and dental implants. While implants are more expensive initially, they can last a lifetime with proper care. Dentures, on the other hand, will need to be replaced every ten years or as needed.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions?

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Dental insurance plans typically cover about 50% of the cost of tooth extractions once the deductible has been met. However, every insurance plan is different, so there may be restrictions such as only covering a particular number of teeth or a waiting period before the coverage begins. It’s important to understand what your insurance company offers before you begin treatment, and our staff will be happy to walk you through this process.

How to Make Tooth Extractions Affordable

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While we accept a wide range of insurance plans, we also welcome Medicaid and offer financing services such as:

  • In-office discount plan: After paying one low flat fee, you’ll have your basic checkups and cleanings covered at our office for an entire year while also receiving significant discounts on other dental services.
  • CareCredit financing: CareCredit is a third-party financier that can break up your bill into smaller, easily manageable monthly installments with low or no interest.

Our office is equipped and ready to perform tooth extractions, and our staff will be more than happy to help you understand the best way to pay for treatment. We’re eager to help you, so don’t be afraid to contact our office with any questions you may have.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

What’s the Recovery for Tooth Extractions Like?

When we meet you for the consultation regarding a tooth extraction, we provide you with detailed aftercare instructions that will help you recover efficiently from the procedure. The most important thing to keep in mind is to get plenty of rest—vigorous exercise can stimulate blood flow and cause excess bleeding.

You should also make it a point to keep the emerging dental clot in place. Avoid anything that can create excess suction in the mouth, like sucking through a straw, as this can cause a condition known as dry socket.

It’s still important to keep your mouth clean, so you might want to gently rinse your mouth with salt water in order to break up bacteria.

What Are My Options for Replacing a Missing Tooth?

There are a variety tooth replacement options capable of helping you after your tooth extraction, and the one that’s best for you depends heavily on your individual needs.

If you’re missing a few teeth that are right next to each other, a dental bridge could be helpful. These restorations consist of two dental crowns with false teeth sandwiched in between. For those looking for a little bit more stability, a dental crown can be attached to a dental implant to replace a tooth. This afford you the security and strength of the jawbone, in addition with remarkable longevity compared to other methods of tooth replacement.

Finally there’s dentures, which are by far the easiest way to replace a lot of teeth at once. If you’ve had most or all of your teeth extracted, this prosthetic is almost certainly capable of helping you.

How Should I Prepare for My Tooth Extraction?

Patients tend to focus on aftercare when it comes to their tooth extraction, but the preparation for the procedure is just as important. First of all, you should be sure to talk to us about any questions you might have regarding your procedure, both about the extraction itself and the days afterward. We’ll also give you information about what you might need to bring on the day of your appointment and any prescriptions you need to pick up.

It's a good idea to get someone to drive you to and from your tooth extraction, especially if you’re being sedated, so you should arrange for this before the day of your procedure.

What Risks Are Involved with Tooth Extractions?

Tooth extractions sound scary, but they’re routine procedures that are done often to deal with all kinds of oral health problems. They’re completely safe when performed by a trained professional.

However, there is a risk of complications occurring after the procedure is complete, particularly if you’re lax with your aftercare. Infection and dry socket are two possible problems you could run into if you’re not careful, so you should make it a point to follow all of the guidelines we give you in the days after your tooth has been removed.

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