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Tooth Extraction In Houston, TX | Tooth Removal Cost 2020

 

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iSmile Specialists is one of the top-rated Providers in Houston for wisdom teeth and regular teeth extractions. Your initial consultation will only be $50 dollars. Call us today to schedule at 281-447-6453. Our Prosthodontist has over 10 years of experience! 

What Is A Dental Extraction?

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An extraction is the uprooting of a tooth from its socket located on the gum line. Removing teeth becomes necessary for a number of different reasons.

Usually, this is the last resort. In general, the dentist will always do their best to save a tooth whenever possible. 

However, there are times when removing a tooth becomes the only course of action. 


When Is A Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Proper dental care is the key to saving your teeth. It is important to brush and floss your teeth regularly to extend the overall life of your teeth.

Maintaining teeth healthy can prevent you from needing dental extractions.

Poor dental hygiene along with other reasons can cause your teeth to deteriorate to the point of needing to be removed.  

These are some of the more common reasons for teeth removal:

  • Severe Infection in the tooth that can no longer be saved by a root canal treatment
  • Impacted tooth causing discomfort or damage to other teeth 
  • Periodontal Disease (gum disease)
  • Severe tooth decay, trauma, or injury
  • Removal to make room for orthodontic correction due to overcrowding of teeth in the mouth 
  • Wisdom teeth problems that cause pain

How Much Does A Tooth Extraction Cost?

The price for this procedure varies depending on the type of extraction needed. The average cost ranges anywhere from $100 - $350 for non-surgical procedures. $200 - $650 for surgical extractions that require anesthesia.

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These procedures are usually covered by most dental insurance providers. The best way to determine your individual cost is to schedule a consultation with our doctor.

Our office offers payment plans and financing options. Call us at  281-447-6453 for more information.

What Are The Different Types Of Dental Extraction?

The most common types of dental extractions are simple extraction and surgical extraction. 

A simple extraction is performed when the teeth are visible, accessible, and with no complications. This type of extraction will usually only require to numb the area around the tooth being extracted. 

A surgical tooth extraction becomes necessary when the tooth is under the gum tissue. An incision will be made on the gum line where the tooth is covered in order to be removed. 

Wisdom teeth removal usually requires this type of surgical procedure when they are extracted before they erupt through the gums. 

Impacted teeth that are pushing and damaging other teeth would also need to be removed surgically.

A surgical extraction is more painful and sometimes requires stronger sedation such as general anesthesia. 

What Steps Are Involved In A Dental Extraction?

A qualified oral surgeon or dentist will first review your case by examining your tooth in question. A series of x-rays will be taken in order to help determine the best course of action.

The doctor will then inform you what type of extraction is needed if your tooth can not be saved. 

The type of extraction needed will decide what type of anesthesia you will receive. After proper sedation is administered the dentist will use the best possible method to pull your teeth. 

It is important to note that a specialist like Dr. Samo uses the best possible techniques for tooth removal. Proper extraction methods can decrease the risk of infection and speed up healing time. 

Our doctor uses a special patented tool that allows him to extract a wisdom tooth in only 2 minutes!

Dr. Samo takes the time to make you feel comfortable while ensuring that you get the best possible treatment. He also specializes in cosmetic procedures such as dental implants and veneers.


Prepping For A Tooth Extraction 

Your doctor will determine after examining a series of x-rays if any other preparation is required prior to the extraction.

If there is an infection present you will be prescribed antibiotics to eliminate the infection before the tooth removal is performed. Antibiotics will ensure that the infection does not get worst after the tooth is removed. 

A patient that requires general anesthesia will need to have someone with them that can drive them home. 

A simple extraction that only requires local anesthesia will not require someone to accompany you to your appointment. 

Recovery After Tooth Extraction

The healing process for simple extractions is about 3-5 days. A more complicated surgical extraction will be 1-2 weeks. If any swelling occurs ice packs can be used to reduce it. 

Usually, gauze is provided to keep in the extraction site until a blood clot forms. You will be instructed to only eat certain foods and to refrain from drinking from a straw. It is in your best interest to follow the doctor’s instructions to avoid any unnecessary complications. 

One of the most common problems that can occur when not following the doctor’s orders is Dry Socket. This is a very painful condition that happens when the blood clot fails to form. 

Will Dental Insurance Cover My Tooth Extraction Cost?

Dental extractions are a very common practice in the dental field. Most insurances will completely cover a simple extraction.  Surgical extraction may have out of pocket expenses depending on the type of insurance plan that you have. 

Delta Dental Plus plan covers 80% for in-network simple and surgical extractions.

Insurance Dental Chart
Source: Full chart at University Health Plans Website.

 

Call us today to schedule at 281-447-6453. 

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Dr. Samo | Prosthodontist 

Dr. Simon Samo is recognized by the ADA (American Dental Association) as a dental specialist in the field of Aesthetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry also known as Prosthodontist.

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