About Tooth Extractions
When a tooth is creating significant discomfort, infection, or pain, the tooth may be dying or weakened past treatment and may need a dentist to remove the tooth. An extraction is sometimes done in an emergency following an injury or trauma or the extraction can be scheduled to avoid a concern, like having the wisdom teeth removed to prevent an impaction. A simple extraction can be chosen if the tooth can be seen above the the gums, however a surgical extraction is required if the tooth is still below the gumline. To assist every patient in deciding if they require a simple or surgical extraction, our dentists at DentalWorks - Memphis Austin Peay in Memphis, TN will take digital X-rays and use a physical exam to predict any concerns.
Tooth Extraction Reviews
"Tooth extraction prices have skyrocketed in recent years but these guys were reasonably priced. The dentist was kind and compassionate, the nurses were friendly and helpful. I hope I don't need their services often, but if I do i will definitely be going back to this dentist."- R.M. / Google / Nov 14, 2016
"Had tooth extraction"- W.N. / Google / May 14, 2016
"In 52 years of going to the dentist for routine care I have never been treated better! I had the easiest appointment including a tooth extraction that was completely painless"- D.S. / Google / Dec 05, 2016
"I have been terrified of the dentist since I was a child due to all the bad experiences and all the pain I went though... so I put off getting dental care?.. I know now that was a bad idea, after 15yrs I decided to go... last week I went in for an exam and of course the news wasn't good, as expected of course... look how long I waited! I have to have gum therapy done due to gum disease... smh. Well Today I went back to get a tooth extraction and one filling... amazingly after all that time I only needed one... Ha, guess that's the good part out of it all... Mr. Hale and his assistant did an amazing job today. Kuddos!!!!They both made sure I was well taking care of and informed about everything that was about to happen. They made sure I was comfortable and pain free. I am so happy I decided to go to DentalWorks-Austin Peay... I will be retuning in a few weeks to start my therapy. Wish me luck!"- S.M. / Google / Nov 30, 2016
"My experience was great. They were very informative, kind, and courteous. I'm sure I'll be in pain later, but as for now I'm good. My tooth extraction... I didn't feel a thing. Thanks very much for a pleasant dental experience."- T.B. / Google / May 07, 2017
What to Expect
Before a simple extraction, a local anesthesia is generally applied to numb the treated area, then our dentists work the tooth loose and extract the entire tooth out of the jaw. Our dentists will slowly detach the tooth out of the gums and ligaments, and next our dentists will rinse out and stitch the socket. Before a surgical extraction, the patient is often offered local anesthesia and sedation or the patient is knocked out with general anesthesia. To extract the tooth, our dentists will surgically cut past the gum tissue and bone. If needed, our dentists will cut the tooth into smaller pieces for simpler removal. After the tooth is extracted, the tooth socket will be washed and stitched together.
Following a simple or surgical extraction, a blood clot will form in the socket of the extracted tooth, which the patient needs to keep uncontaminated and check for indications of disease. Our dentists may recommend over-counter pain relievers to help any pain following the treatment or our dentists may write a prescription painkillers. Patients generally follow a liquid or soft foods diet for a few days after the tooth extraction. Patients need to be cautious cleaning their mouth to prevent disturbing the socket as it recovers. The bone and gums typically start to heal 7 - 14 days following the tooth extraction, however it can be as much as 6 months until the mouth is completely mended.
If the extraction is medically necessary, part or most of the expenses will generally be paid by insurance. The coverage may change depending on whether the patient needs a surgical or simple extraction, so DentalWorks - Memphis Austin Peay will check the patient's benefits and personal expenses. DentalWorks - Memphis Austin Peay in Memphis, TN offers a few financing plans and our dentists take many payment methods.
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Remove and Restore
Whether you want your wisdom teeth extracted or if you require an emergency extraction after an injury or trauma, please contact DentalWorks - Memphis Austin Peay in Memphis, TN to discuss your options. Our dentists can perform surgical or simple extractions that improves your oral health.
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