Fillings & Extractions

Fillings and Extractions

A common type of dental procedure is a cavity filling. A cavity can be formed when tooth enamel becomes too weak and sugar and acid (from various foods and beverages) work together to break through into the tooth, creating the cavity. This cavity can become a problem for the tooth if left alone and will cause the rest of the tooth to deteriorate. Tooth fillings solve this problem by professionally cleaning the tooth first, then filling the tooth with a special type of material that can help prevent future cavities from forming.

If you’re experiencing abnormal dental pain, it’s possible you may need a tooth extraction.  A wisdom tooth extraction is not an uncommon procedure that’s needed, as wisdom teeth can cause an undesirable amount of pain or further complications in later years. The earlier they can be removed, the fewer problems they will cause in the future.

Cavity fillings and tooth extractions costs can vary from patient to patient depending on the complexity of the operation, the number of teeth that need to be extracted or filled, and a variety of other factors. The best way to reduce future cavity filling and tooth extraction costs is to practice good dental habits.

Why are teeth removed?

While many teens and some adults get their wisdom teeth removed, there are other reasons why tooth extractions may be necessary for adulthood.

Excessive tooth decay, tooth infection, and crowding can all require tooth extraction. Those who get braces may need one or two teeth removed to provide room for their other teeth as they shift into place.

Tooth extraction is performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon and is a relatively quick procedure.

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