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BICHNGOC NGUYEN, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

2681 Wilcrest Dr.

Houston, TX. 77042


 
 

TOOTH REMOVAL


Over View

Though nobody enjoys the thought of having teeth pulled, occasionally, a tooth can crack, break, or become so decayed, diseased or crooked that the only solution left is tooth removal or extraction.

Factors leading to extraction include: Extensive trauma, Substantial tooth decay, Gum disease, Badly cracked or broken teeth.

Having a toothache can indicate a problem, although it doesn't necessarily lead to tooth extraction, you should have it looked at as soon as possible.

Whatever the cause is, you can rest assured that we will carefully explore and inform you of any other options before making the decision to remove a tooth. Should tooth extraction become necessary, you are assured the nurturing care that comes with any of our procedures. We understand that the process of having a tooth extracted can be daunting, we will make every attempt to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.


Preparing for your tooth extraction

Prior to the tooth extraction, we will discuss your medical and dental histories for possible complications and take necessary dental X-rays. To avoid possible complications, please inform us about all the medications you are taking: prescriptions, over-the-counter (OTC), and herbal. For example : aspirin slow the blood clotting process, gingko biloba and ginseng also affect clotting, oral contraceptive pills in women can increase risk of developing painful condition at extraction sites known as dry sockets.

In our office, we recommend  morming  or  no later than 2pm  appointments for tooth extractions for better management of post surgical complications that may arise.


Care after tooth extraction

Do not vigorously rinse, spit, or drink through the straw for at least 2 days  to avoid dislodge the blood clot and delay or prevent normal healing.

Do not brush your gum at the extraction site or use OTC mouth wash. However, DO brush other teeth as usual. DO rinse your mouth with warm salt water for at least 5 days after meals and before bed.

Do not smoke or drink alcohol for at least 3 days after an extraction.

Have soft diet for  one or two days. Chew on the other side of the mouth away from the extraction site.


Tooth replacement

No one likes the idea of losing a tooth: however, there are options we can provide to fill the empty space, or replace the missing teeth, such as:

  • Dental implants and restoration with crowns, bridges, or dentures
  • Traditional removable dentures
  • Dental bridges, which are three or more crowns connecting together.

 


Cost

  • For deciduous (baby) tooth removal: our price range $60-$80
  • For a simple, uncomplicated removal of a tooth, our price range: $100-160
  • For more complicated extraction procedures, our price range: $180-200
  • For wisdom teeth, you will need dental evaluation and X-rays to decide if the case can be treated in our office, our price range: $180-$300