Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue
11180 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48213
Our dentists take pride in saving teeth, but there are instances when a tooth extraction is the best treatment. Getting a tooth pulled does not have to be anxiety-inducing. It’s a fast, nearly painless procedure.
Your particular tooth extraction cost will be based on whether our dentist can perform a simple extraction or if you’ll need an oral surgeon to extract the tooth. If you have insurance, please let us know so we can adjust your fee accordingly.
If our dentist can’t get ahold of your tooth to pull it out, an oral surgeon will need to remove it. The oral surgeon will cut your gum to reach the tooth, remove it, and then put a stitch or two in your gum to close the extraction site.
Some broken or infected teeth are simply beyond repair. Normally, our dentist wouldn’t suggest a tooth extraction unless there was no treatment that could preserve the tooth. However, there are times when a dentist has to pull a healthy tooth for the benefit of your oral health, such as when you have too many teeth in your mouth and they’re growing in crooked.
Our dentist will recommend tooth removal if you have a tooth too decayed or broken to make a root canal or tooth repair a viable option. If one of these scenarios is putting your oral health at risk, please make an appointment to have one of our dentists evaluate the situation and see if you need the tooth pulled.
If your child has a baby tooth that refuses to fall out to allow the permanent tooth to emerge, our dentist can extract it. The dentist may also recommend removing a seriously infected or decayed baby tooth. Our dental team will make the extraction as comfortable and stress-free as possible for your child.
If you have advanced periodontal disease that damaged the bone supporting the tooth, our dentist can pull it for you. This will stop any pain or discomfort you feel from the tooth moving around in your mouth.
Wisdom teeth, your third and final set of molars, usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Occasionally, they come in straight and don’t cause any problems, but this often is not the case. Wisdom teeth can become impacted and trapped under your gums if your jaw is too small to hold them. If this is the case, our dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon. If your wisdom teeth emerge crooked and you can’t clean them properly, our dentist can extract them. The wisdom teeth could also damage your other molars by exerting pressure on them and moving them out of place. If your wisdom teeth are causing you trouble, please call our office to schedule an exam.
When you have too many teeth, they grow in crooked. Before getting orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, you may need to have a few teeth removed. Contact us to arrange an appointment for extractions.
It’s normal to bleed for about 30 minutes after an extraction. For up to an hour, you should keep the gauze pad in place, which the dentist put over the site. Limit your diet to soft foods for the day and don’t chew on the side where you had the tooth removed. Pick nutritious foods that will help you heal, and avoid alcohol and spicy foods. To avoid dislodging the blood, don’t smoke, use a straw or rinse vigorously. We will explain what to do if you experience any discomfort or swelling.
Following your dentist’s instructions will allow you to resume your normal routine quickly. Limit your activities for the first 24 hours and rest with your head elevated. You can expect the site to heal within a week to 10 days if you have a simple extraction. If you have a molar pulled, it may take a few days longer to heal. If you had an oral surgeon remove the tooth, the site will take more time to heal.
Call us at (313) 925-3090 if you require a tooth extraction in East Detroit. Our dedicated staff will make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.