Reasons to Get Tooth Extraction Surgery
Wondering why anyone would want to get a tooth extracted in the first place? Many times, it’s used as the last course of action when the situation, such as unreversible damage due to decay, has become so severe that other restorative dental treatments won’t help anymore. Other times it’s used when there is overcrowding of teeth in the mouth. If you decide not to get tooth extraction when you need one, the condition could worsen to the point that more of your teeth or gums suffer damage or it starts to negatively affect your overall health.
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Tooth Extractions FAQs
Can you be sedated during a tooth extraction?
Yes! If you are nervous about getting a tooth extraction, we can provide sedation to help the procedure feel like a breeze. Mint Dental Care offers the option of nitrous oxide to our patients. Even if you don’t decide to use sedation, we have local topical anesthesia available to minimize your discomfort. You can learn more about both of these on our Comfort page.
Are tooth extractions covered by insurance?
Many times, dental insurance covers at least some of the cost of tooth extractions. Whether or not that’s the case for you, and how much that portion is exactly, will depend on your specific provider and plan. To know for certain, we recommend contacting your insurance provider. Our knowledgeable team can also help you figure out what is or isn’t covered in your insurance.
What can you eat after tooth extraction?
After your tooth is removed, you’ll be in a period of recovery where it’s important to treat the extraction site gently to help with healing. That means you should stick to soft foods like lukewarm soup, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, smoothies, ice cream, and yogurt. Because of their texture, these foods are less likely to irritate the tender treatment area.