The idea of extracting teeth can make most people feel nervous. However, tooth extraction is a reality for many of us. If you need one or more tooth extractions, go to an office with the high-quality care you can trust. Smile Envy Dental Group provides tooth extraction and aftercare treatment to residents of Smyrna, Vinings and surrounding Atlanta communities.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction refers to the procedure of removing a patient’s tooth. Dr. Fields recommends this procedure when a tooth is extremely damaged from periodontal disease and/or decay. In this case, removing the infected tooth not only alleviates any discomfort from the decay and disease but also prevents the disease from affecting the gums, bone, and surrounding teeth. In some cases, typically in children, teenagers, and young adults, tooth extraction is recommended when excess teeth are overcrowded in the mouth.
What Can I Expect at a Tooth Extraction Appointment?
Dr. Fields and our team will work with you prior to a tooth extraction procedure to make sure this is the best, most comfortable option. After determining tooth extraction is the right choice for you, Dr. Fields will let you know what to expect at an appointment and for after-care.
Tooth extraction appointments typically only require local anesthesia to numb the area surrounding the tooth. If more than one tooth is being removed, general anesthesia may be recommended. During the procedure, some patients choose to distract themselves with headphones, which is completely fine. Dr. Fields will work carefully to remove the tooth in the most gentle, effective way possible. Sometimes, tooth extraction requires stitches to close the gums and promote proper healing.
After the procedure, some slight discomfort may be experienced. Dr. Fields can prescribe medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relief to help. Most people return to work the following day and have minimal discomfort for two to three days.
How Much Does Tooth Extraction Cost in Atlanta, GA?
Tooth extractions vary in cost from patient to patient. Without prior consultation with Dr. Fields, it can be difficult to predict the exact cost. Our office works with each patient to make financing family dentistry procedures, such as extracting a tooth, a realistic option for care.
Dental insurance may cover tooth extraction, but all insurance providers have unique policies. At Smile Envy Dental Group, we will review your policy and inform you of your individual costs for tooth or teeth extraction.
In order to provide affordable access, we’re proud to offer patients financing options through CareCredit®. We can determine your eligibility before your appointment, so there are no surprises when it comes to finances. We happily accept many forms of payment including credit card.
Are you considering treatment for the extraction of one or more teeth? Dr. David Fields of Smile Envy Dental Group performs tooth extraction procedures with the utmost professional and effective approach. With special consideration for each patient’s comfort, Dr. Fields is proud to offer high-quality tooth extractions to residents of Smyrna, Vinings and surrounding Atlanta areas. Contact Smile Envy Dental Group today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fields.