Tooth Extractions in Houston, TX
This is a sore subject for many of our patients in the greater Houston area: Dental Extractions.
Convenient emergency dental hours
At Antoine Dental Center you can feel confident you are at the best emergency dentist in Houston. Whether you have a toothache on Sunday or need an urgent tooth extraction during the week, we offer same-day appointments and even convenient evening and weekend appointments.
Quality and affordable emergency dental care
Our emergency dental services are convenient and affordable without abandoning the high-quality care we’re known for. Together, our doctors have over 50+ years of experience in dentistry. All of the services that we offer our dental patients in Houston, TX are performed in-house, without the need for referrals. We stay up to date with the latest dental equipment and have only the best in dental technology. In other words, your treatment is always safe, comfortable, and effective! Whether you need a simple tooth treatment such as a cavity or filling or you need oral surgery due to a traumatic dental situation, we are there for you.
The Antoine Dental Center emergency dental difference
- Over 50 years Experience
- Advanced Technology
- Patient Comfort
- Convenient Hours – Open Nights & Weekends
- Affordable Treatment Plans
- Several Payment Options
- Professional Dental Staff & Dentists
Why would I need to pull a tooth?
There are many reasons you may need a tooth pulled. Let’s explore a few of the most common ones:
1. Tooth Decay or Trauma
When there is prolonged damage or decay your options become more limited. Remember, our goal is always to save your natural teeth whenever possible. But if the tooth is too damaged to be saved by a dental filling, root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, we may recommend extraction.
2. Advanced Gum Disease
If severe gum disease has destroyed your gums and underlying bone, the tooth in question may be too loose to be saved by conventional gum disease treatment. In this sort of scenario, the tooth must be removed and replaced with an implant. Gum disease accounts for the majority of adult tooth loss in this country and it attacks your body’s other systems too.
3. Orthodontic Treatment
You might be surprised by this one. But your orthodontist may actually recommend tooth extraction if your mouth is too crowded. When you think about it, braces need room to be able to move your teeth into a better alignment. At the end of the day, braces will improve the health and appearance of your smile and boost your confidence.
Finding the best dental solution for you
If you turn out to be a good candidate for a dental extraction, we will begin with a complete oral evaluation. Our team will take digital dental X-rays and possibly 3D CAT scan images.
From these crisp, detailed images we can better see the structure of your tooth so that we can extract it safely.
After concluding the planning process, we will numb the area around your damaged tooth. If the crown of your tooth is visible above your gum line, we can do a simple extraction. In the event that your tooth is broken off at the gum line or is impacted, like wisdom teeth often can be, we may surgically remove your tooth.
Don’t forget, if you are anxious about the procedure, we can offer you sedation options to help put you at ease. If we are removing several teeth that day, we will likely use general anesthesia.
How much does it cost to get a dental extraction in Houston?
The cost of a dental extraction in Houston can vary depending on the type of extraction that is required and the condition of the patient’s teeth. A simple extraction typically costs between $150 and $200, while a more complex extraction can cost up to $400. Patients with dental insurance may be able to receive a discounted rate for their extraction, and those who are unable to afford the full cost of the procedure may be eligible for financial assistance.
Does dental insurance cover tooth extraction?
Most insurance plans will cover the cost of a tooth extraction. Depending on your insurance plan it can cover between 40 and 80 percent of the total cost after the deductible.
How painful is a tooth extraction?
Because a tooth extraction is technically oral surgery, you will be numbed to be pain-free during the whole process. After the anesthesia wears off, you may experience minor pain, but this is normal. 24 hours after the procedure, you may also experience some swelling and residual bleeding.