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Tooth Extractions – Hamden, CT 

Gentle Tooth Removal

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In most cases, the team at New Haven Dental Group in Hamden is able to repair teeth that have developed damage or decay. Sometimes, though, the only viable treatment option is gentle tooth removal. When this happens, our team takes every step possible to keep a patient comfortable from the beginning to the end of the surgical procedure. We answer any and all questions beforehand and use plenty of local anesthetic. Afterward, we may be able to help a patient replace the tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group For Tooth Extractions? 

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

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Here are some reasons why we may determine that a tooth needs to be extracted:

The Process of Removing a Tooth

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During a simple extraction, we use an instrument called an elevator to gently lift the tooth out of its socket. Then, we grip it with forceps, break the ligaments that are holding it in place, and remove it. We use gauze to control bleeding. During a surgical extraction, we take additional steps. For example, we may have to create incisions in the gums or break a tooth into pieces.

Whichever type of extraction you undergo, you can be confident that we will take steps to ensure your comfort throughout your procedure. Following your treatment, we will inform you of your tooth replacement options so you will not have to deal with the complications of an incomplete smile.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

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Here are some guidelines to help you enjoy a smooth recovery following your extraction:

Understanding the Cost of Tooth Extractions

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The cost of tooth extractions is affordable for most patients. However, the price can vary depending on several factors. During your consultation, we will provide you with detailed cost information. We will also be happy to help you explore your payment options, such as financing and insurance. Feel free to ask questions; we want the process of paying for your care to be as stress-free as possible.

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Factors That Can Affect Tooth Extraction Cost

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Some factors that can have a bearing on the cost of tooth extractions include:

  • The specific tooth that needs to be removed. For example, wisdom teeth are usually more challenging to extract and come with higher fees than teeth located toward the front of the mouth.
  • The number of teeth that need to be removed. It stands to reason that removing multiple teeth costs more than removing just one.
  • The overall complexity of the case.We are able to perform most tooth extractions right here in our Woodbridge dental office. However, there are some complex cases that require us to refer patients to an outside specialist. Specialists have their own pricing structures and may charge more than a general dentistry office.
  • Additional care. Sedation during your procedure, as well as tooth replacement afterward, can add significantly to your overall financial obligation. The cost of these services can vary widely depending on the circumstances.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions?

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It is very common for dental insurance to cover tooth extractions. Simple extractions are often classified as a minor service, so up to 80% of their cost may be covered. Surgical extractions, on the other hand, are usually designated as a major service. Only 50% or so of their cost may be covered. Our team will be happy to help you understand your insurance benefits and use them in the most advantageous way possible.

Other Options for Making Tooth Extractions Affordable

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In addition to insurance, there are a couple of provisions that might make it easier for you to afford your extraction procedure:

  • The Essential Dental Plan. In exchange for a reasonable fee, this discount plan offers reduced pricing on virtually all the services available in our office. It is ideal for patients without insurance.
  • Financing.. If you would like to pay for your treatment over time, ask us how you can take advantage of CareCredit financing. Most patients are approved for a low-interest payment plan after a quick and easy application process.

Do you need to have one or more teeth removed? Our team is ready to help you with every aspect of your care, including its financial side. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we may be able to serve you.

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