When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
A tooth needs extraction if it's decayed or infected to the point of restoration no longer being possible. One of our experts will walk you through the procedure, which involves numbing the affected area with an anesthetic to minimize discomfort and pain. The tooth will then be gently removed, and gauze applied until bleeding stops. As always, we will walk you through the procedure beforehand and continue to monitor you closely afterward.
Same Day Dental Extractions Waukesha
While we typically do not offer walk-in tooth extractions, we make dental emergencies a top priority. If you have severe tooth pain, call us right away to schedule an appointment. In some cases, we may be able to accommodate you on the same day. The best way to avoid painful dental emergencies is by keeping up with regular dental checkups.
No Insurance Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions are usually covered by dental insurance when they are considered a medical necessity. Patients with no insurance can still cover service through Care Credit payment plans.
Replacing an Extracted Tooth
Tanty Family Dental can help patients restore their natural-looking smile when teeth have been lost or extracted. Options include dental implants and dentures, each of which will replace any number of missing teeth. Call or contact us today to discuss your restoration and coverage options.
Contact our staff for emergency dental services, insurance-billing information, or to learn more about Tanty Family Dental, the best comprehensive dental services in Waukesha, New Berlin, Pewaukee, Brookfield, Wales, and throughout Waukesha County.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
How painful is a tooth extraction?
Having your tooth pulled can cause mild pain and discomfort, but your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to eliminate the pain felt. Following the procedure, your dentist will recommend you take over-the-counter pain medication to manage your discomfort. Depending on the complexity of your tooth situation, the anesthetic may numb and sedate you so you're asleep during the procedure.
How long will it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
Recovery time for tooth extraction varies from patient to patient. Your dentist will recommend taking it easy for the first 48-72 hours after your tooth extraction procedure. The soft tissue around your tooth should fully heal in about 3-4 weeks. For smaller extractions, the extraction site could heal in as little as 1 week. More extensive extractions could take 1 to 4 months to heal.
When can I brush my teeth after tooth extraction?
After your procedure, don't brush or rinse your mouth for the first 24 hours. After that, brush with care and don't get too close to the extraction site. Refrain from swishing mouthwash or any oral care fluid in your mouth including toothpaste for the first few days. Rinse with a saltwater mixture instead. You should be able to return to your normal brushing and flossing routine a week after tooth removal.
What foods should I avoid after a tooth extraction?
Avoid eating hard, crunchy, chewy or brittle foods for the first week. Also, avoid hot and spicy foods that could aggravate the extraction site. Opt for a soft diet of foods like mashed potatoes, yogurt, pudding and smoothies.
Will a dentist pull a tooth on the first visit?
If whatever is affecting your infected or irritated teeth and gums is considered "controlled" your dentist may be able to perform the tooth extraction on the first visit. Dentists will typically pull teeth even if they are infected and noticeably swelled. Your health status is the most important concern to your dentist, so if there's too much swelling to efficiently remove the tooth, immediate extraction might not be possible.
What is the most difficult tooth to extract?
Teeth that are broken, cracked, or partially erupted tend to be harder to extract than others. Canine teeth with long or curved roots are also more difficult to remove. A dental professional should be able to remove your infected tooth without damaging the gums and surrounding teeth.
How much does tooth extraction cost?
Non-surgical tooth extraction can cost around $75-$300 depending on the tooth. If the extraction is an emergency, the total could be $300-$450. Dental insurance plans normally cover a majority of the procedure if it's medically necessary.