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Tooth Extractions – Branford, CT

Tooth Removal
at Its Gentlest

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At New Haven Dental Group in Branford, we are usually able to repair any teeth that have developed decay or damage. In some cases, though, a tooth can be so far gone that the only viable option is to extract it. When tooth extractions are necessary, our team takes every step possible to keep tooth removal at its gentlest. For example, we use plenty of local anesthesia and always take time to answer our patients’ questions before their oral surgery . We also discuss tooth replacement when appropriate.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group For Tooth Extractions? 

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

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There are a number of reasons why we may determine that it is necessary to remove a tooth. Some common indications for extractions include:

The Process of Removing a Tooth

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There are basically two types of tooth extractions.

During a simple extraction, we numb the mouth and then use an instrument called an elevator to lift the tooth from its socket. Then, we grip the tooth with forceps and rock it back and forth to break the ligaments that are keeping it in place.

A surgical extraction is more complex. It may involve creating incisions in the gums or breaking a tooth into pieces.

Following your extraction, we will recommend the best type of tooth replacement so you do not have to live with an incomplete smile.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

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Here are some steps you can take to facilitate an easy recovery following a tooth extraction:

Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions  

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The cost of tooth extractions varies from case to case. During your consultation, we will provide you with a candid price estimate. We will also be happy to assist you as you explore payment options, such as insurance and financing. You can rely on our team to do everything in our power to help you afford your care. We want the financial aspect of your extraction procedure to be as stress-free as possible.

Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost 

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We cannot determine the exact cost of an extraction until after we have had a chance to evaluate the specifics of a situation. Some factors that can influence the price of this procedure include:

  • The specific tooth that needs to be removed. Some teeth cost more to remove than others. This is often true of wisdom teeth.
  • The number of teeth that need to be removed. Logically, extracting several teeth incurs higher costs than extracting just one or two.
  • The overall complexity of a case. We can perform most extractions right here in our Branford dental office. In some cases, though, we must refer patients to an outside specialist. Specialists may have pricing structures quite different from ours.
  • Additional care. You should replace your extracted tooth (or teeth) as soon as possible following your procedure. Different forms of tooth replacement come at varying price points.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions? 

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Yes, it is common for dental insurance to cover tooth extractions. Depending on the details of your case and the specifics of your insurance policy, your out-of-pocket expenses may be reduced by anywhere from 40% to 80%. Our practice welcomes insurance; we are in-network with most major plans. We will do all we can to assist you as you strive to understand your benefits and use them in the most advantageous way possible.

Other Options for Making Tooth Extractions Affordable 

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Insurance is just one provision that might make your care more affordable. Additional resources that you might be able to use include:

  • Essential Dental Plan. If you do not have insurance, ask us how you can sign up for our discount plan. In exchange for a reasonable fee, it provides reduced pricing on virtually all the services available in our office.
  • CareCredit financing. CareCredit is a third-party lender that offers low-interest payment plans for qualified patients. Most people are eligible for credit, and the application process is fast and easy.

Are you ready to learn more about tooth extractions and their cost? Our team is eager to assist you with every facet of your care, including its financial side. Get in touch with us today to schedule your consultation. 

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