Benton & Nelson DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth Extractions

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You can find answers to some common questions below. Feel free to call us at (336) 760-1277 if you have a question that isn't listed here!

Tooth Extractions

Some patients are able to keep their wisdom teeth their entire lives, but many benefit from their removal. 

We check your wisdom teeth at every cleaning visit. 

Just like the check for cavities and gum disease, Drs. Benton and Nelson will always evaluate your wisdom teeth at your cleaning visits. 

For some, removal is not needed. 

Though some lucky people are missing their wisdom teeth, most people have 4 that begin erupting (coming into the mouth) around age 17. Occasionally, patients will have enough room to let their wisdom teeth come in without complications.

For most, removal is the best option. 

Most people would benefit from the removal of their wisdom teeth to prevent future complications. If this is the case, Drs. Benton and Nelson will talk to you about the removal process. 

A dental bone graft is sometimes recommended after the removal of a tooth to preserve the surrounding bone.  The cost of a dental bone graft at our office is $368.  

The cost of wisdom tooth removal depends on whether the tooth is in the mouth (erupted) or trapped in the jawbone (unerupted).  Most patients elect to be sedated during wisdom teeth removal.  To learn more about wisdom teeth removal or dental sedation, visit our services pages. 

  • Removal of erupted wisdom tooth: $246 per tooth
  • Removal of unerupted wisdom tooth: $324-410 per tooth
  • Intravenous (IV) dental sedation: $421

 

Painless numbing techniques.

During any treatment, Drs. Nelson and Benton pride themselves on using state-of-the-art techniques to deliver painless numbing. 

Quick, comfortable, and predictable treatment. 

Our office has all of the latest equipment and your procedure will be completed in a quick, comfortable, and predictable manner.

Medications to stay pain-free while recovering. 

We will give you the best medications in a customized pain-control protocol to stay comfortable after the procedure. Our team will also review how to take care of your mouth in the days following extractions.

Calming nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

 For patients with anxiety, nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” will help eliminate nervousness and promote a more calm, tranquil state of mind. 

Stress-free sedation dentistry. 

Dr. Nelson is one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area who is trained and licensed in all forms of sedation dentistry. Patients are always given the option to choose dental sedation during their procedures to guarantee a stress-free experience. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist was never easier and that they have no memory of the procedure at all!

Please visit our page on extractions to learn more!

We have many temporary options to replace your tooth.

Before any extraction procedure, Drs. Benton and Nelson will explain all of your treatment options to replace your tooth. We will provide both temporary and permanent replacement choices for function and esthetics.

We offer same-day tooth replacement so you can go home with a smile.  

If desired, you will be able to go home with a temporary replacement tooth the same day as the procedure, so you can always smile with confidence!

If you are nervous about having your tooth extracted, you've come to the right place!  We have multiple options to make sure your procedure is comfortable and stress-free.  

Most Effective, Pain-Free, and Up-to-Date Numbing Techniques

During any treatment, Drs. Nelson and Benton pride themselves on using state-of-the-art techniques to deliver painless numbing. We utilize the latest and most effective techniques for anesthesia to keep you comfortable.

Calming Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

For patients with anxiety, nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, will help eliminate nervousness and promote a more calm, tranquil state of mind. 

Stress-free Sedation Dentistry 

Dr. Nelson is one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem area who is trained and licensed in all forms of sedation dentistry.  Patients are always given the option of choosing dental sedation during their procedures to guarantee a stress-free experience.  In fact, most people say that going to the dentist was never easier and that they have no memory of the procedure at all! 

A bone graft will keep your tissues healthy and enable you to pursue tooth replacement options.

A way to preserve surrounding structures 

A bone graft or “socket preservation” is a simple procedure that can be performed to maintain the architecture of your natural bone. The process allows your body to rebuild bone to replace the lost tooth.

Improve outcomes with a replacement tooth 

Dr. Nelson is highly trained in different bone grafting procedures to ensure that you have the support to receive a dental implant or bridge in the future.  Placing a bone graft at the time of extraction is the easiest and most effective opportunity to preserve your bone and gum tissue.

Call us at (336) 760-1277 to schedule your next appointment.
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