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Tooth Extractions – Springfield, NJ

Relieve Dental Pain and Protect Your Oral Health

Woman holding tooth and smiling after tooth extraction in Springfield

While no one wants to lose a tooth, an extraction is sometimes the best course of action to protect your oral health. Neglecting a badly decayed, damaged or infected tooth can lead to even more pain and bigger problems later down the road. To save your smile from painful, problematic teeth, Dr. Aliana Henkin can perform a quick and comfortable tooth extraction in Springfield. Read on or contact our office today to learn how this common dental treatment can alleviate your dental pain and boost your oral health.

Why Choose Skyline Dental for Tooth Extractions?

  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Weekend Appointments Available
  • All Dental Insurance Welcome

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

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At Skyline Dental, we only recommend tooth extractions when they are absolutely necessary. Dr. Henkin will first evaluate your tooth to determine if it can be saved through root canal therapy, a dental crown, or other restorative treatment. However, a tooth extraction may be the best course of action if you have:

  • Extensive tooth decay or damage
  • Advanced gum disease or jawbone deterioration
  • Severe dental infection that could spread to adjacent teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • An overcrowded smile that prevents orthodontic treatment

The Process of Removing a Tooth

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There are two main methods for tooth extractions in Springfield: simple and surgical. If your tooth has fully emerged from the gums, Dr. Henkin will use forceps to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it naturally separates from the gum tissue. Your mouth will be numbed before the extraction begins to ensure your comfort. Surgical extractions are typically performed on an impacted wisdom tooth or other tooth that has not erupted. In this case, Dr. Henkin will make a small incision in the gums to reveal more of the tooth. Next, they will pull the entire tooth out or cut it into smaller pieces and remove them one by one.

The only way to determine which tooth extraction method is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our office. Dr. Henkin will carefully evaluate your damaged or decaying tooth and create a custom extraction plan based on your unique needs. 

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

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After your tooth is removed, it’s important that you return home and rest. Dr. Henkin will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions to ensure a successful recovery. Common aftercare tips include:

  • Take over-the-counter or prescription pain medication as directed by your dentist in Springfield.
  • After 24 hours, mix warm water with half a teaspoon of salt and rinse your mouth gently.
  • Keep your mouth clean by brushing and flossing carefully and rinsing with mouthwash gently. Don’t use mouthwash with alcohol.
  • Avoid eating hard, crunchy, sticky, sour, and spicy foods for around one week.
  • Avoid drinking through a straw, as the suction could dislodge the protective blood clot that forms over the extraction site.
  • Do not smoke, chew, or vape tobacco.

You may experience swelling or light bleeding immediately after your tooth extraction. This is completely normal and no cause for alarm. You can manage any mild discomfort by taking pain medication as directed or applying an ice pack to your cheek. If your pain doesn’t go away after a couple days or gets worse, contact our office right away.

Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions  

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When you are in need of a tooth extraction, there’s probably a lot on your mind. The last thing you want is to have to stress about your dental payment on top of everything else. That’s why we do everything we can to make paying for your dental care as easy as it can possibly be.

We’ll give you a complete estimate of what your dental care is going to cost when we meet you in person, but here’s what you should know about the price of tooth extractions before then.

Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost  

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It can be pretty difficult to determine what a person’s tooth extraction is going to cost before we know the particulars of your situation. This is because there are several factors that can influence the price of your dental treatment.

The type of tooth that’s being removed, its location in the mouth, and how many you need to have taken out will all be variables to consider when evaluating the cost of your dentistry. In the case of especially complex tooth extractions you might also need to deal with an external surgical specialist, and these professionals will usually have their own rates for the services they provide.

You’ll also have to consider the method of tooth replacement you want to use, whether it be a dental implant, bridge, or denture. These oral appliances will each incur their own cost.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions? 

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Dental insurance will usually cover around 50% of a tooth extraction, though the details here can vary depending on the particulars of your dental plan. This will also usually depend on whether you’ve met your deductible, or if you’ve yet to exceed your annual maximum. We’ll help you work with your dental plan to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your benefits.

Other Options for Making Tooth Extractions Affordable 

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We also know that many patients don’t have dental insurance, which is why we try and offer options to make our dental care affordable even without it. We frequently work with CareCredit, which is a financing firm that can allow you to split up the cost of your dental care across several months.

If you qualify based on a credit check, you can often apply for a plan with low-to-no additional interest. If you want to learn more about this or any other financial option available to you, make an appointment for a consultation with us today!