There are few things less attractive than a rotting tooth. A tooth extraction may be the only solution for you to improve the appearance of your smile.
You have options to replace your tooth after it has been pulled. Dr. Todd Shatkin is highly experienced in providing conventional and mini dental implants to fill in the gaps that missing teeth leave.
Please keep reading to learn more about tooth extractions. Contact our office when you are ready to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Shatkin. We would love to hear from you.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
You may have a lot of questions if you need teeth extracted. The following are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions patients have about extractions. Please keep reading to learn more.
Do I Need a Tooth Out?
You would be considered to be a good candidate for extractions if your existing teeth have significant damage such as decay, cracks, chips, or infections, you are likely going to be recommended to get a tooth extracted. If you are unsure whether you would be a good candidate for a tooth extraction, we encourage you to come in for a free consultation.
Can I Save My Tooth?
It is not uncommon for a patient to ask if they can salvage their tooth instead of pulling it, and sometimes that is a possibility. If enough of your tooth is preserved, we can explore your options to save the tooth.
However, if it has been determined that there is no way to save the tooth, you likely won’t have much of a choice in the matter. If it is in your best interest, you should proceed with removing that tooth or teeth.
What is Recovery Like?
Recovering from a tooth extraction without complications can take some time, and you will be asked to take two or three days easy after your extraction. This allows your body to create the blood clot that is essential to the socket healing correctly.
The gums can take several weeks to fully heal after your extraction. Expect at least three weeks until your soft tissue is fully healed.
Flexible Financing Options
Dental implants can be costly, and mini implants are a good deal less expensive but still may be too much for you to spend in one lump sum. That is why we are glad to accept financing.
You can apply for financing to make your treatments more affordable. A tooth extraction may be covered by dental insurance, but dental implants typically are not. Even so, many people do not have dental insurance.
Financing has helped many people be able to receive life-changing treatments. We would be happy to help you learn more.
Your Free Consultation with Our Scottsdale Dentist
When you receive a tooth extraction from Dr. Shatkin, you receive care from a world-renowned dentist. You can get started by setting up a free consultation at our Scottsdale office. Give us a call. We would love to hear from you.