Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extractions in Grapevine Texas

There are times when it is necessary to have teeth pulled. Sometimes a baby tooth has long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and a tooth extraction is needed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. Other possible reasons for tooth extraction may be an infection, orthodontic correction, or you may also be experiencing wisdom teeth pain. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay, so it may be recommended that the tooth be removed and replaced with a bridge or tooth implant. 

 

Tooth Extraction Cost 

Although the cost of tooth extraction may seem the cheapest route to go, in the long run, it will cost more trying to replace the missing tooth. Here is what you should know, the cost can range from $200-$550 per extraction. Although prices can vary depending on insurance and difficulty of extraction. 

 

Tooth Extraction Healing 

Healing for each individual is different, healing depends on the difficulty of removing the tooth, and the amount of infection the tooth had prior to removal. Remember it is very important you do your job in making sure all your prescribed antibiotics and medications are being taken. Along with following all post-op instructions. 

 

Emergency Tooth Extraction 

OUCH! Emergency tooth extractions are no fun. If you’re currently experiencing a major toothache please call us immediately. Our priority will always be to get you out of pain in the most comfortable way possible. Remember if you’re experiencing swelling that can be very alarming and may cause other issues, such as trouble breathing. In most cases we’re able to remove the tooth the same day however, depending on the level of infection or severity of the tooth, the doctor may require you to be on antibiotics for 3 days before removing the tooth.

What to eat after a tooth extraction

After every extraction you will go home with prescriptions, gauze, and post op instructions, please follow those. Here are a few things you can eat, but remember all foods must be room temperature.

  • Mac and cheese 
  • Mashed potatoes 
  • Soups 
  • Applesauce
  • Ice cream
  • Broth 
  • Yogurts 
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What not to do after an extraction

Here are a few DON’TS after getting your teeth removed, keep in mind the length of how long to stick to these rules may vary depending on the teeth that were removed! 

  • No smoking
  • No carbonated drinks 
  • No alcohol
  • Do not use a straw 
  • Avoid hot foods 
  • Avoid hot tubs and saunas  
  • No swimming 
  • No heavy lifting 
  • Nothing with any little seeds or anything small enough to get stuck

 

A toothache can be terribly painful so if you’re experiencing any tooth pain please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Allow us to gain your trust in an environment that will treat you like family!

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