Bright Now offers friendly, affordable dental care for the entire family including tooth extractions. If you need a tooth removed, book an appointment with the closest Bright Now office near you. Our amazing dental staff will make sure you get the treatment you need and introduce you to all the tooth replacement options we offer.
During your dental exam, we’ll take an x-ray to evaluate the extent of damage or infection present and determine if removing the tooth is necessary. Below is a list of the most common instances when a tooth needs to be extracted:
Wisdom teeth removal can limit complications like swelling, pain, tooth crowding, and cysts around your third molars. A lot of patients like to delay this procedure, but we recommend booking a surgical wisdom tooth extraction near you sooner than later
If you have a tooth that is severely damaged or broken, it may be best to have it removed especially if there is not enough tooth structure left to restore it. A tooth is also not repairable if the pulp is exposed or affected. Don’t wait too long to treat a damaged tooth since it is highly susceptible to decay and infection.
Some people experience severely crowded teeth due to a lack of space in their jaw. Your dentist or orthodontist may recommend having specific teeth removed as part of your orthodontic treatment plan.
Advanced tooth decay (cavities) may involve a large portion of the tooth, leaving little structure to fill or rebuild with a crown. In such instances, the tooth typically needs to be extracted and then replaced with something else.
An abscessed tooth occurs when a tooth is severely infected and its dental pulp deteriorates. Not treating it can cause the infection to spread. In most cases, root canals are used to resolve abscessed teeth but if the tooth is already severely infected or decayed, an extraction may be the only solution.
We make it our top priority to protect, repair, and preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. Unfortunately, sometimes issues such as tooth decay or traumatic injuries can affect whether or not the tooth is restorable. In those instances, it’s typically best to remove the entire tooth to prevent pain or recurring infections that put your other teeth at risk.
Instances such as wisdom tooth removal are usually best for the long-term health of your overall smile-especially when the impacted or infected wisdom teeth are jeopardizing the healthy teeth next to them.
Your extracted teeth can be replaced with a long-term solution such as a dental bridge or implant, preserving your smile’s overall function, alignment, and appearance. Each of our restorative treatments are included under our affordable financing options.
At Bright Now, we make affordable tooth extractions a reality. Instead of suffering through a painful tooth infection, you can get the care you deserve from our dental team. Our experienced dentists offer several types of tooth extractions, ranging from emergency procedures to wisdom tooth removals. We also have a variety of tooth replacement solutions to restore your smile as well as affordable payment plans and in-house sedation options for the ultimate patient experience.
By eliminating oral health issues such as severe tooth decay or painful toothaches, Bright Now helps maintain your oral health while offering complete smile care for you and your family. Our dentists will talk through your options with you so that you can feel confident about your treatment decisions.
Before we extract the tooth, we will numb the area using a local anesthetic to desensitize the tissues around your tooth. Patient comfort is one of our top priorities, which is why sedation is offered for most tooth extraction appointments. While you will probably feel some pressure, our team makes every effort to ensure you stay comfortable.
After the tooth is removed, we will provide you with detailed post-extraction care instructions. If you received dental sedation during your extraction, plan to bring someone with you to drive you home afterward. It’s important to avoid smoking and drinking through a straw. Make sure to keep a soft diet for a couple of days post-treatment. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers when needed and as directed. Most people can return to work or school by the next business day. Surgical procedures such as wisdom tooth removal usually require at least a few days off from normal activities.
Patient comfort is one of our top priorities, which is why sedation is offered for most tooth extraction appointments. If you’re receiving dental sedation during your treatment experience, please plan to bring someone with you to drive you home afterward.
For routine extractions, we recommend eating a soft diet for a couple of days and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever as directed when needed. Most people can return to work or school by the next business day. However, surgical procedures such as wisdom tooth removal usually require at least a few days off from normal activities.
Yes! Excluding wisdom teeth removal, we recommend getting your teeth replaced for most extractions. Any time a tooth is extracted, it creates an open space in your smile. While this can pose a cosmetic concern, it also affects your bite alignment and overall functionality. For instance, the teeth on either side of your extracted tooth may begin to tilt inward, creating a chain reaction of misaligned teeth. This can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and TMJ disorder.
By replacing your extracted tooth in a timely manner, you can preserve your smile’s alignment and normal biting patterns. Here are several solutions for replacing your missing tooth:
Dental implants are tiny titanium screws that are surgically placed into your jawbone permanently. They mimic your tooth roots and an abutment and a crown are placed on top of the implant. Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth and can be used for single-tooth replacement up to full-mouth rehabilitation.
Fixed bridges are multi-tooth replacements that are supported by a pair of healthy teeth or dental implants, suspending an artificial “pontic” crown between them. They are a traditional type of tooth replacement that is beneficial if the neighboring teeth need a protective crown.
Tooth extraction costs can vary, depending on the tooth being removed and the circumstances surrounding the situation. During your consultation, our experienced oral surgeons and dentists will provide you with a detailed treatment plan, including all of the applicable costs related to your tooth removal. We’ll also discuss tooth replacement options, including bridges, implants, or dentures, which can impact the total cost.
We accept most PPO and HMO insurances, but your exact coverage may vary depending on the type of plan you’re enrolled in. To help you maximize your dental coverage for a tooth extraction, you can search for participating providers using our zip code locator tool. Always be sure to contact our patient coordinators for assistance regarding your insurance-related questions.
Patients without insurance can take advantage of Bright Now Dental’s OneSmile Dental Plan, for 20%-40% off most dental services for one low annual fee.
If you don’t have dental insurance or prefer to finance your out-of-pocket portion, that’s no problem. Our affordable care options include flexible payment plans that fit your monthly budget. From paying for a tooth extraction to replacing teeth with dental implants (and everything in between,) our treatment options are designed to fit your lifestyle.
At Bright Now Dental, our dentists take a holistic approach to dental care and make sure you’re comfortable during every procedure. Whether you need a routine exam or tooth extraction, we’re committed to helping all our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile at affordable prices. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about our one-of-a-kind patient care.