All Family Dental - Oakdale

Dental Extractions in Oakdale

Whether you need a routine tooth extraction or a more intricate dental surgery, tooth removal is a frequently performed procedure that can typically be carried out with minimal pain or discomfort.
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Is Tooth Removal Required?

Various situations may necessitate tooth extraction, which can include:

  1. Baby Teeth: Extracting baby teeth that struggle to naturally shed.
  2. Orthodontic Needs: Removing teeth as part of orthodontic treatment.
  3. Pain or Infection: Extracting teeth affected by pain or infection.
  4. Fractured Tooth: Extracting a tooth that is broken beyond repair.

Nonetheless, remember that tooth extraction might not be the sole solution. If you’re undergoing tooth pain, we could potentially provide swift relief while preserving your tooth. Swift action is essential.

Please inform us if you encounter any of the following symptoms:

  • Intense tooth pain.
  • Pain exacerbated by pressure or chewing.
  • Jaw discomfort or stiffness.
  • Swollen gums around a tooth or teeth.
  • Indications of gum disease like discoloration, bleeding, or foul odor.

The Treatment Plan

A tooth extraction is conducted by a dentist or oral surgeon and typically takes place in a single office visit.

Here’s an overview of the procedure, encompassing the evaluation of whether tooth removal is appropriate for you, the extraction itself, and post-extraction care:

Looking for Solutions

Prior to any tooth extraction, our dentists will thoroughly assess your symptoms and engage in a discussion about your choices. This assessment aids in determining the optimal approach for both your well-being and the preservation of your teeth.

The Removal Process

Depending on the dentist and the patient’s preference, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the extraction site. Sedation might also be an option if needed. Our oral surgeons employ a minimally invasive method to ensure gentle tooth removal. Our utmost focus is on your comfort and swift recuperation.

Feeling Better

You will receive guidelines for post-care, including:

  • Instructions for tending to your healing mouth.
  • Information about anticipated changes.
  • Guidance in case of complications.

Feel free to arrange a follow-up appointment to discuss any further queries or worries you might have.

Cost Of A Dental Extraction

It’s important to understand that a precise cost cannot be provided over the phone due to the personalized nature of treatment plans, which are determined following an oral examination. Dental extractions generally fall into two main categories, which can offer insight into potential costs and reasons:

1. Simple Tooth Extraction: A simple extraction pertains to teeth that are visible in the mouth. General dentists typically perform this procedure with local anesthesia. If a straightforward tooth extraction is without complications, the associated cost is typically lower.

2. Surgical Tooth Extraction: Surgical extractions involve dental surgery and are often conducted by oral surgeons in specialized dental surgery centers. This procedure is more intricate than a simple extraction, targeting teeth that are not easily accessible due to factors like incomplete eruption or breakage at the gum line. Due to the complexity, precision, and expertise required, surgical tooth extractions come with a higher cost.

Remember, the specifics of your case play a vital role in determining the accurate cost, which can only be established after an in-person evaluation.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tooth extraction is necessary in various situations, including:

  • Severely decayed or damaged teeth that cannot be saved.
  • Teeth causing crowding in orthodontic treatment.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth causing pain or potential complications.
  • Teeth at risk of infection due to a compromised immune system.
  • Preparation for dentures or implants.

Tooth extraction is generally done under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal pain during the procedure. You might feel some pressure but not intense pain. After the extraction, there might be mild discomfort, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Recovery times can vary, but most people experience improvement within a week. The initial 24-48 hours might involve some discomfort, swelling, and bleeding. Following your dentist’s aftercare instructions, along with good oral hygiene, will aid in a smoother recovery.

A dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms after an extraction is dislodged or dissolves, exposing the bone. This can be painful. It’s a concern mainly in the first few days after extraction. After about 3-4 days, the risk of developing a dry socket significantly decreases. To prevent it, avoid vigorous rinsing, smoking, and drinking through straws during this critical period.

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Samantha Kae
6 months ago
My husband had a great experience here. He has been to many dental offices and has always had pain during the procedure. Thanks to Dr. Anderson and Shayla he felt nothing at all through both an extraction and a root canal. Our family would very much recommend these guys and will always be receiving our dental work here!
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Joni H
1 year ago
Our family made the switch to All Family Dental when the dental office that we had been going to for over 20 years said that the next available appointment was 10 months away! Actually, they did us a favor because we couldn’t be happier with All Family Dental. Not only are they very accommodating with appointment times, but the entire staff is personable and technically top notch!
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Bryan Foss
1 year ago
Dr. Kevin and his assistant Sara were absolutely fantastic. I have never had the personable service and feeling like my best interests were the most important. I have found my forever dentist. I will definitely be sending people I care about there!
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I wanted to share the incredible experience I had at All Family Dental today. Elizabeth was my dental hygienist. She has such personal and professional chairside manners. She makes me feel very welcome from the minute I sit down. She tells me exactly what she will be doing so there are no surprises. At this appointment, she needed to share with me that I brush my teeth too hard. However, rather then accusing me of brushing incorrectly, she walked me through a series of questions that allowed me to determine I could change my brushing technique and preserve my pearly whites even longer. Thanks, Elizabeth, you're a dental ROCK STAR!
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Dr Anderson, Dr Tim and the staff Shayla, Marlena, Mary, Tara, Melanie, are VERY professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I’ve been coming here for a year now and every time I come in they know me by name - very impressive. That’s the high level of attention to detail they provide. Walking into All Family Dental gives me a friendly feeling of warmth, comfort, and confidence that I am right were I want to be for my dental work. I would recommend All Family Dental to any and all of my friends and family. I consider myself very fortunate that I found such a solid dental practice with such wonderful people. You will too!
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Samantha Kae
6 months ago
My husband had a great experience here. He has been to many dental offices and has always had pain during the procedure. Thanks to Dr. Anderson and Shayla he felt nothing at all through both an extraction and a root canal. Our family would very much recommend these guys and will always be receiving our dental work here!
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Joni H
1 year ago
Our family made the switch to All Family Dental when the dental office that we had been going to for over 20 years said that the next available appointment was 10 months away! Actually, they did us a favor because we couldn’t be happier with All Family Dental. Not only are they very accommodating with appointment times, but the entire staff is personable and technically top notch!
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Bryan Foss
1 year ago
Dr. Kevin and his assistant Sara were absolutely fantastic. I have never had the personable service and feeling like my best interests were the most important. I have found my forever dentist. I will definitely be sending people I care about there!
More
I wanted to share the incredible experience I had at All Family Dental today. Elizabeth was my dental hygienist. She has such personal and professional chairside manners. She makes me feel very welcome from the minute I sit down. She tells me exactly what she will be doing so there are no surprises. At this appointment, she needed to share with me that I brush my teeth too hard. However, rather then accusing me of brushing incorrectly, she walked me through a series of questions that allowed me to determine I could change my brushing technique and preserve my pearly whites even longer. Thanks, Elizabeth, you're a dental ROCK STAR!
More
Dr Anderson, Dr Tim and the staff Shayla, Marlena, Mary, Tara, Melanie, are VERY professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I’ve been coming here for a year now and every time I come in they know me by name - very impressive. That’s the high level of attention to detail they provide. Walking into All Family Dental gives me a friendly feeling of warmth, comfort, and confidence that I am right were I want to be for my dental work. I would recommend All Family Dental to any and all of my friends and family. I consider myself very fortunate that I found such a solid dental practice with such wonderful people. You will too!
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