Sherwood Dental Care - Baton Rouge

Dental Extractions in Baton Rouge

Having a tooth or teeth removed is a very common procedure that can be performed with very little pain or discomfort.
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Symptoms to watch out for

Tooth pain can be unbearable and sometimes it seems like the only way to escape a toothache is to pull the tooth. We completely sympathize and want to provide you with quick relief and there may be options available to do so which also saves your tooth.

    Let us know if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Severe tooth pain.
  • Pain that worsens with pressure or chewing.
  • Jaw pain or stiffness.
  • Swollen gums around the tooth or teeth.
  • Signs of gum disease such as discoloration, bleeding or a bad odour.

The treatment plan

There are many reasons a tooth may require removal. They include (but are not limited to) the extraction of baby teeth that have trouble exfoliating on their own, the extraction of teeth for orthodontic treatment, and the extraction of teeth due to pain or infection.

A dental extraction removal usually requires one office visit and is performed by a dentist. Here is how we go about extracting the tooth:

Looking for Solutions

You may think extraction is the only way to find relief or feel like it is inevitable but there may be other ways to quickly provide relief while saving the tooth. The best-case scenario is to keep you healthy, relieve any pain and preserve your tooth. Before any teeth are removed we will examine you and speak to you about your options.

The Removal Process

Based on the preference of the dentist and the patient, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the areas where the tooth will be extracted. Sedation may also be available if it’s required. We use a minimally invasive technique to remove teeth as gently as possible. We want you to feel comfortable and have a fast recovery.

Feeling Better

You will be given aftercare instructions including how to care for your mouth as it heals, what to expect and what to do if you experience complications. We would be happy to schedule a follow-up appointment to address any additional concerns you may have.

Cost Of A Dental Extraction In Baton Rouge

The cost of dental extractions can vary widely. With a typical insurance plan, a dental extraction commonly costs about $100 — $200+ out of pocket. We would be happy to provide you with a quote in advance to submit to your insurance provider to find out what your out of pocket costs would be. Without insurance, you can expect to pay approximately $200 to $600+ per tooth. The cost of a dental extraction will vary depending on a number of factors.

No dental practice can give you an accurate quote over the phone because your treatment plan must be tailored to your specific needs and can only be determined after an oral exam.

Simple Tooth Extraction

A simple extraction is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. These can be performed by a general dentist, using local anesthesia. A simple extraction of an accessible tooth without complication would merit a lower cost estimate.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

A surgical extraction is a form of dental surgery, typically performed by an oral surgeon at a dental surgery centre. At Sherwood Dental Care, we refer patients to an oral surgeon should they require a more complex extraction. It is a more complex procedure than a simple tooth extraction and involves the removal of a tooth that cannot easily be seen or reached, either because it has not fully erupted or it has broken off at the gum line. A surgical tooth extraction tends to require a great amount of time and expertise, and will come at a higher cost.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Modern dental techniques and anesthesia have made tooth extractions much less painful than in the past. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area around the tooth thoroughly.

Post-extraction care is crucial for healing and includes biting on a gauze pad to reduce bleeding, avoiding rinsing or spitting forcefully for 24 hours to allow the formation of a blood clot, and avoiding smoking and drinking through a straw. It’s also recommended to eat soft foods and gradually reintroduce harder foods as the extraction site heals.

About an hour after your procedure, you may remove the gauze sponges that have been placed in your mouth and have something to eat. Be sure to eat foods that are soft for the first 24 hours. Make sure to avoid hot foods and drinking from straws for several hours.

Recovery typically takes a few days. Most discomfort subsides within 72 hours, but it’s important to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours to help maintain the blood clot formed in the socket.

Patient Testimonials

William Shaw

Sherwood Dental truly cares for their patients. I am currently in the process of getting dentures. Steven has explained the entire procedure step by step. Yesterday Steven pulled 8 teeth and the procedure went smoothly. Steven thank you for your expert care in this scary process. Not everyday you get 8 teeth pulled from your mouth but with you doing the procedure I’m not worried at all. See you in a couple weeks.

Mellie Babin

I love dr Steven Collins!! He is super professional and also very kind and I always leave feeling impressed with him and his staff. He has always gotten me on right away and takes his time with me and has a natural way of relating to his patients. His assistants are also all very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend going here for your dental needs.

Glen Liu

Dr. Collins's work is professional and his stuff is very friendly. His office also gave me a follow-up call to check my treatment status. Thumbs up!

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