Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?
While we understand that no one wants to lose a tooth, dental extractions are sometimes necessary to address serious dental issues. At Benitez Dental Clinic, we will do everything we can to save your tooth before recommending an extraction.
A few common reasons why our doctor may recommend a tooth extraction:
- Baby teeth that have trouble exfoliating on their own
- Excessive tooth pain or an irreversible tooth infection
- Orthodontic treatment
- A broken tooth
“How do I avoid a tooth extraction?”
Tooth extractions aren’t always avoidable. But, to increase your chances of saving your tooth, it’s essential that you contact our Mississauga dental office as soon as possible to book your consultation.
Early signs of serious dental problems include:
- Severe tooth pain
- Pain that worsens with pressure or chewing
- Jaw pain or stiffness
- Swollen gums around a tooth or teeth
- Signs of gum disease such as discoloration, bleeding, or a bad odor
The Dental Extraction Process
If you require a tooth extraction, don’t panic. A dental extraction is a virtually painless dental procedure often completed in a single trip to the dentist.
Numbing the Tooth
Before performing the extraction, your doctor will apply a local anesthetic to numb the tooth tissue, alleviating pain instantly and preventing discomfort during the extraction.
Removing the Tooth
Your doctor will begin the extraction by loosening the affected tooth with a special dental tool. If the tooth is badly decayed or broken below the gumline, the doctor may make a small incision in the gum tissue to access the rest of the tooth. Once the tooth is loose enough, it will be removed without resistance or discomfort.
Cleaning and Aftercare
Once the extraction is complete, the doctor will clean and disinfect the empty socket to prevent future infection. In some cases, a few stitches may also be required. The doctor may prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort. We may also schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure that your mouth is healing properly and that you aren’t experiencing any complications during recovery.
Cost of a dental extraction in Mississauga
A tooth extraction typically costs $190-$600+. Most insurance companies typically cover 70-90% depending on your coverage. Give us a call if you are unsure about your coverage and we will be happy to assist.
Keep in mind, no dental practice can give you an accurate quote over the phone. We can only give you an accurate quote after you schedule a visit to our Mississauga dental office for an oral exam.
To give you a better idea of what your extraction may cost and why, take a look at the following two broad categories of dental extractions:
Simple Tooth Extraction
A simple extraction is performed on visible teeth. This extraction can be performed by a general dentist, using local anesthesia. A simple extraction of an accessible tooth without complication would merit a lower cost estimate.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
A surgical extraction is a form of dental surgery, typically performed by an oral surgeon at a dental surgery center. This is a more complex procedure than a simple tooth extraction and involves the removal of a tooth that has not fully erupted or has broken off at the gum line. Surgical tooth extraction costs more because it requires a greater amount of consideration and care.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Avoid spitting, mouth rinsing, blowing your nose, using a straw, and smoking in the first 24 hours after tooth extraction.
- Don’t touch the extraction site with your finger or tongue.
- Avoid hot foods and drinks.
- Don’t take aspirin because it inhibits blood clotting.
- Avoid physical activities and exercise.
A Longtime Patient Experience
Dr. Yenitza is a very friendly and patient person. She listened to my concerns and answered all my questions and explain them in a very thoughtful way. One of the very best! Milagros is also one of its kind, she always finds a way to help and her warm tone and voice just make a dentist visit less scary. Love this place!
I am very grateful with the top quality of service and wonderful work done by Dr. Yenitza Arias and her amazing and caring staff. I look forward to seeing her again. Many many thanks to Benitez Clinic, by far this dental service is the best in Mississauga and all GTA. I am completely satisfied and happy with the work done. I recommend this clinic 100 percent. Happy and smiling staff. They are phenomenal.