Tooth Extraction in Monroe, WA

While restoring or maintaining your natural teeth is a top priority at Donald Kim, DDS, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary for your oral health. Two common reasons for tooth extraction are that a tooth may cause issues to the other surrounding teeth or not be in good enough condition to restore. If you have symptoms that call for dental extraction or want to learn more, please feel free to contact our team!

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How do I know if I need a tooth extraction?

There are a few symptoms that may mean you need a tooth pulled. Consistent pain from a toothache is one indicator that something like an infection or deep cavity is present. Unresolvable bad breath, swelling on the gum line, and pain when chewing are also indicators tooth removal may be the best option to resolve a problem. Some patients may not feel any symptoms but may need a tooth pulled to prevent overcrowding or maintain their current oral health, which is why it is best to consult with a dental professional to determine if a tooth extraction is needed.

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What are my options after I have the extraction?

After tooth extraction, there are a few options a patient has to select from if they feel the need. Sometimes, depending on the number of teeth removed and location of removal, the tooth extraction dentist may suggest that a patient take another step after. These options consist of a dental implant, partial dentures, or dental bridge. These options can replace the tooth that was previously in the mouth for better functionality and restore appearance.

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Are tooth extractions affordable?

The cost for a tooth extraction will vary by which tooth it is. With dental insurance, tooth extractions are affordable. Generally, simple tooth extraction may cost around a hundred dollars per tooth. A complex case like wisdom teeth that may require anesthesia may cost up to or over eight hundred dollars. Whichever the cost, getting a tooth pulled is worth alleviating toothache or pain that may interfere with your routine. To learn more about finances, please visit our patient resources page, or contact our office!