If a tooth is non-restorable, it may require a tooth extraction in Carmel, Indiana. With new technology and safe but effective anesthetics, tooth extraction is a solution for:
- Excessive trauma or decay
- Bone loss
- Periodontal disease
- Loose teeth
At Northside Dental, extraction is generally a last effort, but sometimes it is simply unavoidable. In those cases, we will first carefully review your medical history to make sure you can withstand the procedure and the needed antibiotics.
If we go ahead with extraction, we will first completely numb the nerve and gums around the tooth. After numbing, we’ll remove the tooth.
If the tooth is impacted, surgery may be required. We will discuss your treatment plan with you to determine the best course of action.
Cost depends on insurance coverage, as well as on the location of the tooth, the amount of anesthesia needed, and whether the tooth is impacted or erupted.
Will my mouth hurt after the extraction?
You may feel soreness around the area. Ice packs and over-the-counter medication will help reduce pain and swelling. You’ll also need to eat soft foods and brush gently around the area for a while. We’ll review post-operative instructions with you before you leave your appointment.