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If you have a tooth that’s decayed, broken, or has an infection, it’s probably time to get it pulled. But getting a tooth extracted can be notoriously painful and expensive. Luckily, at Seattle Oral Care, we offer affordable and safe dentistry services for residents of Seattle and the surrounding areas.

With us, you won’t need to worry about how much a tooth extraction will cost or how you can pay for it. Our prices are fair, and our services are affordable—so book your appointment with us today!

Why Get a Tooth Extracted

There are several reasons why you might want to get a tooth extracted. The most common reason is that the tooth has a severe level of decay or injury. In these cases, the best option is usually tooth extraction.

After a tooth extraction, you may need to take steps to replace the tooth in your mouth. This is called a dental implant. Another common reason that people get teeth extracted is that they are impacted. Impacted teeth sit below the surface of the gum line and are challenging to clean.

If you have teeth that are impacted and don’t get pulled, they can cause severe damage to your gums, nearby teeth, and your general oral health. The best way to remove impacted teeth is with a tooth extraction.

What To Expect After a Tooth Extraction

You may notice some swelling, minor pain, and a bit of bleeding after getting a tooth extracted. If your extraction is clean and professional, you’re unlikely to have more than mild discomfort. However, if your dentist is not careful, you could experience significant pain and swelling.

To help you get through this process, we offer you the option of taking painkillers. These medications should be enough to get you through the procedure without discomfort. Immediately after getting your tooth extracted, you will be advised to rinse your mouth with warm water to minimize the bleeding.

The area will then likely be covered in gauze to prevent infection. This should be removed as soon as it becomes soaked with blood.

Other Important Information

  • Avoid smoking after a tooth extraction. Smoking will only delay the healing process.
  • Avoid eating hard or sticky foods after an extraction. This will help reduce your chances of getting an infection.
  • Antibiotics will most likely be prescribed to help you fight infection.
  • You may experience a moderate amount of bleeding after a tooth extraction. This is normal and will subside within a few hours. 
  • Make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions. If you don’t, you increase your risk of getting an infection.
  • Be careful about what you eat after an extraction. Avoid foods that are hard for your mouth to process, as this can lead to more bleeding and swelling. Instead, focus on soft foods like yogurt and mashed potatoes.

FAQs

What is the average cost of extracting a tooth?

The amount of money you have to spend on extracting your teeth will depend on the type of dental work you need to do and how far into your mouth your teeth are located.

Is tooth extraction the best option?

If a tooth is badly damaged or infected, it may be necessary to remove it and replace it with a crown or crown-like restoration. This procedure is often called a "tooth extraction." Sometimes, it’s possible to save the tooth by removing only part of it (known as "partial tooth removal") and leaving the root tip intact.

Is it OK to extract an aching tooth?

Extracting an aching tooth can be incredibly difficult. You’re dealing with the pain barrier, and your brain is trying to tell you that something is up. It’s tempting to leave the tooth alone because it hurts so much, but that can lead to infection and cost you more later on.

The Seattle Oral Care Difference

Our Patient First concept at Seattle Oral Care means that we listen to and understand your condition, educate you on other solutions, and treat your concerns for a happy and healthy you.

We also want to ensure that each customer has a positive experience throughout the process. We treat each customer like family and go out of our way to guarantee they are satisfied with the outcome. To improve your quality of life, we pay attention to the whole process, from the first visit to the care you get after treatment.

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