My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

What To Know About Tooth Extractions

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Having a tooth extraction is something that many try to avoid. However, there are many situations in which this procedure is necessary. Often, teeth need to be extracted in order to make orthodontic treatment easier. They may also need to be removed due to illness, dental decay, or injury. Wisdom teeth removal is also common. If you find yourself needing a tooth extraction procedure, there are a few key things that you should know. Here are three things to keep in mind. 

Types of Tooth Extractions

The first thing that you should know when it comes to extracting teeth is that there's more than one type of tooth extraction procedure. The two main types of tooth extractions are simple extractions and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible and above the gumline. This type of extraction is often done by your dentist with local anesthetic. Alternatively, surgical extractions are used for teeth that are not easily accessed. Fragmented teeth and teeth that are under the gumline typically require surgical extraction. This procedure is usually done by an oral surgeon under general anesthetic.

The Cost

When it comes to tooth extractions, knowing how much they typically cost can be helpful. Simple extractions are typically the least expensive, costing on average between $75 and $300 per tooth. Surgical extractions typically range between $150 and $650 per tooth. If you are having a tooth extracted for medical reasons, your dental insurance may cover most of the cost. In some cases, you may need an emergency tooth extraction. This can add to your total costs, as can X-rays and dental exams, which may be required before the extraction takes place.

Healing Time

If you are having a tooth extracted, how long it takes to heal will vary depending on your overall healing rate and how well you follow your doctor's aftercare instructions. Once a tooth has been extracted, a blood clot forms in the tooth socket. Keeping this clot in place is key to healing quickly. If the clot is dislodged, it can lead to a painful condition called dry socket. Most people heal within 7 to 10 days after their tooth extraction procedure. 

If you are having a tooth extracted, there are a few things that you should know. First, there are different types of extractions. You may need either a simple tooth extraction or a surgical tooth extraction. The cost of this procedure will vary, with simple extractions being the least expensive option. Your healing time will vary also, but most people recover within a week to a week and a half. 


6 November 2019