What is Tooth Extraction?
At R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A., our goal is to conserve and maintain your natural teeth; however, there are cases in which a tooth or teeth may have to be extracted. A simple extraction removes a tooth that is visible over the gumline. This is generally done for a tooth that's decayed or damaged beyond repair. A surgical extraction takes out a tooth that has not erupted above the gumline. Surgical extractions are most commonly performed to remove impacted teeth, like wisdom teeth, that do not have sufficient room to fit into your mouth. Regardless of the reason for needing an extraction, dentist Dr. Asher Henegar will do his best to create a pleasant treatment and healthy outcome. Our Colorado Springs, CO office offers multiple sedation methods, including nitrous oxide so you can remain comfortable and calm throughout your treatment. Contact our staff to find out more or to schedule an examination with Dr. Henegar to improve your oral health.
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What To Expect During and After Tooth Extraction
Tooth extractions are performed in our office using local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth being removed. Other kinds of sedation may be used based on the extent of the extraction or to help you stay relaxed if you have some dental worries. For a simple extraction, Dr. Henegar will loosen up the tooth with a special device known as an elevator before removal. A surgical extraction is a little more elaborate and involves making incisions into your gums to reach the tooth. If necessary, the tooth may be broken into smaller pieces so that it can be taken out. Once the tooth is removed, Dr. Henegar will stitch the incision in your gums. Depending upon the anesthesia used throughout your extraction, you may need to have an adult drive you home. As your gums heal, you should avoid smoking, spitting, and using straws. Most patients want to eat soft, cool food for the first couple of days following the procedure. Cold compresses can also help relieve any inflammation. Dr. Henegar will give you more details on what to expect during your recovery, if a prescription is necessary, and the best ways to care for your mouth during and after the healing process.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $300 - $1,800
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- How Long It Takes
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Follow Up Time
- 2 – 3 Days
Get Relief from Damaged Teeth
If you have a tooth that's damaged or if your mouth does not have room for a new tooth, a tooth extraction in R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. can help improve your smile and oral health. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Henegar at his Colorado Springs, CO office to find out more about simple and surgical extractions. Most insurance companies will cover some extractions at least in part so we can reach out to your insurance carrier to ascertain your specific coverage and estimate your costs. We also offer numerous payment methods and can help with low-interest medical financing. If you have dental worries or fears, inquire about sedation options to help you stay calm and relaxed during your procedure.