Tooth Extractions Columbus, OH
The dental industry has made a concerted effort to do everything possible to help patients retain their natural teeth. With new advances, there are more ways of keeping your natural teeth clean and free of bacteria and decay. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, teeth still become damaged, and the result is a tooth extraction.
We may recommend a root canal procedure which will keep the outer shell of your natural tooth but remove the inner pulp. This process will save the natural tooth aesthetically for you. Unfortunately, sometimes an infected tooth or a severely damaged tooth simply needs to be extracted to save the health of the neighboring teeth and the jawbone.
At East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry, our entire team loves helping you develop optimal oral health as well as a functional and healthy smile. Our team uses forward thinking treatments and state-of-the-art technology, to ensure the most comfortable treatment for you. Our practice focuses on delivering personal care and developing individual treatment plans based on your unique needs. We emphasize preventive care and patient education because we want you to understand why it is important to keep your mouth healthy and how to do it. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of a tooth extraction for you.
Some Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
- An Infection- At the center of every natural tooth, there is soft tissue called the pulp that is connected to the nerves of the tooth. If the tooth becomes damaged and the decay reach the tooth’s pulp, the pulp will become infected. When the pulp becomes infected, it can cause serious toothaches and sharp pains in the tooth. Usually, these infected teeth can be saved by East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry by performing a root canal. A root canal is when we drill into the infected tooth and remove the damaged pulp. Once the pulp is removed and the inside chamber of the tooth is cleaned, it is filled with a composite filling and then sealed. Millions of teeth are saved every year from extraction with a root canal. However, if a root canal cannot correct the infection, then your tooth must be extracted. The reason the tooth must be extracted is to both alleviate the pain from the infection and to also stop the infection from reaching your jawbone.
- Decay or Trauma- Accidents do happen, and when an accident involves your tooth, it can result in extreme pain from the trauma felt by the tooth. We can repair damaged teeth by using a filling to fill in the cracks or fractures that were caused by the trauma. The cracks need to be filled to prevent infection from starting and spreading, and to prevent any decay. If a filling will not work, we may choose a dental crown. A dental crown covers the entire visible surface of the tooth above the gum. Dental crowns are often used to seal a tooth after a root canal procedure or to protect a badly traumatized tooth. When neither of these options help prevent the decay of the tooth from spreading, we have no choice but to extract the tooth to prevent further damage to the tooth and the surrounding teeth as well.
- Gum Disease- One of the leading causes of natural tooth loss is gum disease. This disease causes the gums to slowly detach from the teeth when there is an excessive amount of plaque build-up along the gum line. As the gums start to pull away from the teeth it creates pockets of empty space that become infected. This is when you notice your gums become swollen, red and bleed often. If this disease is left untreated, the connectivity tissue that holds onto your teeth will start to lose its grip on your teeth. In extreme cases, your teeth will start to loosen up on their own and East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry may need to extract them.
- Wisdom Teeth- Wisdom teeth start erupting in our late teens or early twenties. In some cases, wisdom teeth can grow in perfectly straight, unpainful, and do not shift teeth and do not cause trouble. But in most cases, wisdom teeth grow in crooked and start pushing your other teeth, causing a misalignment. This is not an ideal situation. We remove wisdom teeth all the time, whether they have grown in or they are still impacted underneath the gum line, we can remove them simply or surgically. It is often recommended to have your wisdom teeth extracted before they start growing in. Even if your wisdom teeth are fully grown in and have caused you no trouble, they may cause you trouble in the future as they become more susceptible to infection in your mid to later years.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
- A Simple Procedure- Using a local anesthetic to numb the immediate area, we will loosen your tooth and pull it out easily using a hand tool called an elevator. Simple procedures are done when the tooth that needs to be extracted has erupted above the gum line for proper access. We will use dental tools to loosen the tooth and lift it up and out of the gum line for a clean extraction.
- A Surgical Procedure- A surgical extraction is a slightly more complicated procedure as it requires us to cut into the gum line to retrieve the tooth. This is usually necessary during a wisdom tooth extraction or if a tooth is broken below the gum line. A local anesthetic will minimize the discomfort felt during these types of extractions. You can also talk with us about a dental sedation to take away your anxiety before and during the procedure as well.
The Cost of Your Tooth Extraction
The cost of your tooth extraction will vary depending on your individual needs and your treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options before we begin, so that you can make the best choice for your situation.
Affordable Payment Plans
Your smile is an invaluable asset, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it. East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We will work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.
Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
Dr. Levy and the staff are wonderful, friendly, caring people. They make you feel calm during what can be a very stressful time. I had a deep cleaning & extraction yesterday and it was painless and quick. I was in and out in just a little over an hour. I received instructions for my aftercare along with the items needed to take care of my mouth. I feel wonderful today, no pain and eating normally. If you have anxiety about visiting the dentist, come see Dr. Levy and staff, they will put you at ease and take good care of you!
- Christi L
Everyone made me feel so welcomed even though I was nervous, Dr. Levy was great and informative made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend this office to anyone.
- Dee H.
A Mission Statement YOU can Trust for High Quality Periodontal Care
The entire team at East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry is focused on providing you with excellence in periodontal and implant care in a concerned, caring, gentle, friendly, and relaxed environment.
Our philosophy of care is multidisciplinary, to create partnerships with your general dentist as well as other dental specialists and provide you with the most comprehensive treatment planning and care that is available today.
Our team believes that communication is crucial for both you and us, both in written documentation and verbal communication. Value-based decisions are at the cornerstone of our personalized treatment for you. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment that works for your schedule.