How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost?

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Although tooth extractions are never a fun ordeal, they allow you to keep healthier teeth, experience less pain, reduce the risk of infection and more. Before you undergo a tooth extraction, it is valuable to understand the various factors, including price. Today, we will take a quick look at some pertinent information that you should know before undergoing this procedure.

Is There Anything To Consider Before An Extraction?

Yes, there are a couple of things that you should consider before going in for an extraction. First of all, consult with your dentist about any health problems that you have. Some of the most common include:

  • Heart conditions

  • Diabetes

  • Medications that you are currently taking.

  • Bleeding problems

Additionally, you should consult with your dentist beforehand to go over the best plan of action during your extraction. For some patients it is best that they be under anesthesia during an extraction, so make sure you have an effective plan mapped out with your dentist.

What Is The Cost Of A Dental Extraction?

There is no cut and dry answer, but several factors should provide you with a ball-park estimate.

  • Location

  • Which tooth is being extracted?

  • What percentage of the cost is covered by insurance?

  • Is the extraction surgical or non-surgical?

These factors all influence the cost of an extraction. Because each extraction is unique, it is difficult to determine the cost without an in-office consultation with Dr. Rogoff. Rogoff Dental Group does the following types of extractions:

  • Non-Surgical Extractions

  • Surgical Extractions

  • Bone-Impacted Extractions

  • Wisdom Tooth Extractions

What Should I Expect After An Extraction?

Once you've had your extraction, what should you do to recover? This largely depends on what type of extraction you had. If you had a non-surgical extraction, you should take it easy for the rest of the day, while eating some softer foods. For a surgical extraction, you should take it easy for a day or two, while eating softer foods for around half of a week. Some good foods to eat during your recovery time include:

  • Bananas

  • Oatmeal

  • Icecream

  • Soup

  • Applesauce

What To Do If Complications Arise?

If you have any type of complications after an extraction, you should call your dentist. They will be able to prescribe medicine or treatment for your symptoms.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you learn a little bit more about the cost of teeth extractions. Use this information if you have an extraction scheduled soon. Let us know if you have any questions!