Do you need a tooth extraction in Las Vegas? Our dentists are here to help.
If your tooth has been seriously damaged by an impact, decay or infection and it is causing you pain, we can help. Our gentle and experienced dentists perform tooth extractions in Las Vegas in a number of locations, so you have easy access to the care you need. With an emergency tooth extraction, you don’t have to wait for care. If your tooth is seriously damaged, the pain can be intense. We’ll work with you to make an appointment as soon as possible, so the tooth can be removed and no further problems occur.
If you’re concerned about the pain or cost of tooth extraction, don’t worry. We’ll answer any questions you have, explain the process, and make tooth extraction as painless as possible. You may also have other options besides tooth extraction, which we can explain to you. Whatever the situation, don’t wait for your tooth pain to get worse. Schedule an emergency appointment right away.
For Your Tooth Extraction, Our Dental Team Will:
- Schedule your appointment as quickly as possible
- Explain the procedure and discuss options for saving or replacing your tooth
- Remove your tooth – using local anesthetic and sedatives if necessary
- Provide thorough after-care instructions and prescriptions as needed
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Frequently Asked Questions – Tooth Extractions Las Vegas
The cost of a tooth extraction in Las Vegas with our dentists varies depending on the type of extraction required and any other care needed, such as antibiotics for an infection. We provide payment plans to help make the costs of dental care more affordable, and we can discuss this when you visit, or over the phone.
The tooth extraction process can seem scary, so many people will put it off. However, it’s best to remove or treat the affected tooth as soon as possible, so problems don’t spread to other teeth. A number of conditions can create a need for tooth extraction, and recognizing the signs can help to prevent other problems. Often, you may have options other than tooth extraction which can save your tooth. Making an emergency appointment sooner rather than later will give you more options and prevent the damage from getting worse.
Pain: If you notice pain around a particular tooth, including consistent throbbing pain as well as stabbing pains, you should make an appointment for emergency dental treatment. You may have other options besides tooth extraction, but this problem won’t get better on its own.
Discolored teeth: Your teeth don’t have to be pure white to be healthy, but if one tooth is noticeably discolored, it’s a bad sign. Decay or infection can cause a tooth to turn dark yellow, brown, or black. If you notice this, make an appointment right away.
Discolored gums: Healthy gums are pink and firm. If your gums are red, brown, or otherwise discolored, they may be infected. This can be a sign that underlying tooth structures, like tooth roots, are damaged.
Cracked or damaged tooth: If a tooth is cracked, a piece has come off, or it feels loose, it’s vulnerable to bacteria. This will also be very painful, as the tooth root will be exposed. The tooth should be treated or extracted as soon as possible to prevent bacteria from creating more damage.
There are two possible ways to do a tooth extraction, and which is right for you will depend on the condition of your tooth.
Simple extraction: When the visible portion of the tooth is strong enough, your dentist can do a simple extraction. You’ll receive anesthetic and the dentist will remove the tooth and roots using forceps and a rocking and pulling motion. This type of extraction is easier, faster, and less expensive. However, this is not always possible for teeth that are visibly decayed, cracked or otherwise damaged.
Surgical extraction: During surgical extraction, the dentist makes an incision in the gums to remove parts of the tooth, roots, or attached bone. One example of this is wisdom teeth removal, but it’s also useful for teeth that are not strong enough to be removed through simple extraction, or those that are damaged below the gum line. This procedure is more complex and more expensive.
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What Is Involved in the Tooth Extraction Process?
We understand that tooth extraction can seem like a scary process. Our dentists and hygienists providing tooth extraction at our Las Vegas offices take great care to make you feel comfortable, calm and safe, and to make your tooth extraction as painless and stress-free as possible. We’ll provide either local or general anesthesia, and sedatives where necessary to make this process easier.
Step 1: Assessment
First, the dentist will assess the affected tooth or teeth, which may require X-rays. With a clear picture of the tooth’s condition, your dentist will tell you what’s happened to your tooth, and how best to proceed. Your dentist may tell you about the simple extraction, surgical extraction, or root canal procedure, among others.
Step 2: Tooth Extraction
If extraction is the best method, the appropriate anesthesia and sedatives will keep you calm, and dull the pain. Before the tooth extraction, the dentist will clean the area, which will help to keep bacteria away once the tooth is removed. Then, with the anesthesia working and the area cleaned, the dentist will perform the extraction they described to you previously.
Step 3: After-Care
With the extraction completed, your dentist will give you after-care instructions and prescribe any painkillers or antibiotics you may need. Follow these after-care instructions carefully to keep the area clean and free of infection. Once the area begins to heal, you’ll notice the pain from your previously damaged or infected tooth will subside. If the pain continues or you have other issues, your dentist will be available to help.
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