Pediatric Tooth Extraction Dentist in Sacramento, CA
At Bubbles Dental, Dr. Kenechukwu Eze provides safe and comfortable tooth extraction treatment for your child from beginning to end. We know that the dental office can be a scary place for little ones which is why you can always expect a friendly face and reliable care at every step of their appointment. If your child is in need of dental care, Contact us today or book an appointment online. You can also visit our clinic located at 6030 S Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822.
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While a dentist will always try their best to preserve the natural tooth, sometimes the damage is too great and the tooth must be removed completely. This process is known as tooth extraction, denoting the complete removal of the tooth from the socket. It is also commonly referred to as “getting a tooth pulled”.
Tooth extraction is usually a dentist’s last resort and will usually only be recommended if other forms of restoration or repair have not been effective. A tooth may need to be removed as a result of excessive tooth decay, a severe tooth infection, or crowding issues. In some cases, a tooth (or several teeth) may need to be removed to make room for other incoming teeth or to aid in the tooth straightening process for those who have braces.
Tooth extraction is a relatively routine outpatient procedure that can be performed by a dentist or oral surgeon. Depending on the complexity of the extraction, local, general, or intravenous anesthesia may be administered to ensure a painless procedure.
The cost of a tooth extraction can vary depending on numerous factors, including the complexity of the case, what type of anesthesia is needed, the state you’re located in, the experience of the dental professional doing the extraction, and any dental insurance that you may have.
Simple extraction typically costs between $75 and $200 per tooth, whereas removing impacted teeth can cost between $800 and $4,000 per tooth depending on the complexity of the case.
Depending on the complexity of the extraction and whether the tooth is visible or impacted, the procedure will either be simple or surgical.
With a simple extraction, the patient will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area around the affected tooth. The pressure would be felt in the mouth with a local anesthetic but there will be no pain during the procedure. Once administered, the dentist then uses a tool (known as an elevator) to loosen the tooth and forceps to remove it.
If your tooth extraction is more complicated and requires more invasiveness, you’ll need a surgical extraction. In this case, you’ll receive a higher level of numbing or sedation, which may also include general anesthesia as long as it won’t interfere with any pre-existing medical conditions. If general anesthesia is used, you will remain unconscious for the duration of the procedure. Once the anesthesia is administered, the dental surgeon will complete the dental surgery as necessary.
Once the extraction is complete, your dentist will provide you with aftercare instructions and may also begin the process for dental implants (if applicable).
If you’re undergoing a simple extraction, you can expect a local anesthetic to be administered for pain prevention and comfort. Once numb, your dentist or oral surgeon will then use a tool called an elevator to loosen the tooth from the socket. Forceps will then be used to grip and remove the tooth.
If you require a surgical extraction, which denotes a more complicated tooth removal, you can expect a higher level of sedation to be administered. Once you are properly numbed or sedated, your oral surgeon will make an incision into your gum and remove any bone that may be blocking access to the tooth’s root. Following that, they’ll remove the affected tooth either as one component or in multiple sections for easier extraction.
At the end of your extraction, your dentist will clean, disinfect, and stitch the site. A gauze will be placed over the extraction site to soak up any bleeding and help a blood clot form. You’ll need to bite on this gauze for 25–30 minutes following the removal of your tooth.
Following your procedure, you’ll most likely experience tenderness and discomfort in and around the extraction site for 2-3 days. Some bleeding is completely normal as the site continues to heal, though both pain and bleeding should dissipate after 3 days. If it persists for longer, you should contact your dentist to ensure that the site is healing properly and that no other problems, such as dry socket, have developed.
At Bubbles Dental, we’re committed to the highest level of care for your child’s dental needs. From routine exams to tooth extractions, we’re here to make sure that your little one is calm and comfortable during the entire process. Contact us today for more information about our services or book an appointment online – we’d be happy to look after your child’s teeth. You can also visit our clinic located at 6030 S Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822. We serve patients from Sacramento CA, Lemon Hill CA, Pocket CA, Meadowview CA, Greenhaven CA, Hollywood Park CA, and surrounding areas.