Gentle Dental of New Baltimore
35521 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047
A diseased or damaged tooth can be a source of significant pain and threaten the health and integrity of your remaining teeth. If you have been delaying a dental extraction or other dental procedures because of fear or concern for your budget, we can help. Our highly trained dentists offer affordable dental extractions in a caring, comfortable environment.
Our dentists are able to perform simple extractions where there is enough of the tooth visible above the gumline to be grasped with dental forceps.
When a tooth is trapped below the gumline or only partially erupted through the gum, a surgical extraction may be necessary. During a surgical extraction, a small incision is made in the gum so that the dentist can access and remove the affected tooth. This type of extraction is common with wisdom teeth. If our dentist determines that you need a surgical extraction, we will initiate a referral to an oral surgeon.
Our goal is to preserve your natural tooth if at all possible. If the damage is too severe, however, a dental extraction may be the only way to alleviate your pain and prevent further damage to your surrounding teeth.
Our dentist will perform a comprehensive exam to assess the severity of your dental issue and work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment plan. If extraction is the most feasible treatment option, your dentist will also discuss the importance of replacing the missing tooth to prevent your other teeth from shifting and help you choose the most appropriate replacement option.
Dental procedures can be especially stressful for children. If your child needs a dental extraction, it is important to choose a dentist with the training and skills necessary to put both you and your child at ease. Our dentists have experience performing pediatric dental extractions to treat children’s teeth affected by infection and decay. Call today to schedule a consultation.
While mild to moderate gum disease can be treated with relatively conservative measures, such as scaling and root planing, an extraction may be the best option if the condition is so severe that the tooth is loose or causing pain.
Wisdom teeth are the last sets of molars that normally emerge in our late teens or early adulthood. Since the jaw typically is not large enough to accommodate these additional teeth, they can easily become impacted, infected, or grow in at an angle that impinges upon the adjacent teeth. Our dentists can determine if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Depending on the circumstances, we will either perform the extraction in our office or refer you to an oral surgery specialist.
Having too many teeth for the size of your jaw can affect both the appearance and health of your smile. Orthodontic treatment using braces or aligners is the most common way to correct the position and spacing of the teeth. It is common for patients to have one or more teeth removed beforehand to ensure that there is room for the teeth to move during treatment.
The location of the tooth and the complexity of the extraction process are the main factors that determine the cost of a dental extraction. We will provide you with an outline of your costs and discuss payment options following your consultation. If you have dental insurance, the majority of your cost may be covered. We are proud to work with a number of popular dental plans and will work with you and your insurer to ensure that you get the most out of your benefits.
It is important to care for the extraction site for at least 24 hours following your procedure to ensure that a blood clot forms where the tooth was pulled and to minimize swelling and discomfort. We will provide you with aftercare instructions and answer any questions that you may have before you leave our office.
Simple extractions typically heal within a week. Surgical extractions and molar removals may take longer. You should be able to return to most daily activities within 24 hours.
If you are living with a diseased or damaged tooth, call (586) 933-5521 today to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable dental professionals.