Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Depending on your individual situation, teeth extraction may be a necessary procedure needed to relive discomfort or pain.

Teeth are extracted for a variety of reasons:

  • The tooth is broken too badly to restore with a filling or crown
  • The tooth is infected and the patient chooses not do due a root canal
  • The tooth needs to be removed because of overcrowding in the mouth

The Cost for a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions will vary based on whether the extraction is a simple extraction or a surgical extraction:

  • Simple Extraction: The doctor is able to loosen the tooth and pull it from the mouth in one piece
  • Surgical Extraction: A surgical extraction may be necessary if the tooth is broken off below the gum line or breaks into pieces during the extraction. The dentist will need to make a small incision into the gums and possibly also the bone around the tooth to be able to get the entire tooth out. A surgical extraction takes longer to recover from.
If you are interested in getting an implant after an extraction, be sure to read our Dental Implant FAQs.