Is Extracting a Tooth Cheaper in the Long Run?

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Times are challenging and some people are having trouble affording ideal dentistry.  When a tooth problem arises they may be faced with some difficult decisions.  If this happens to you, it is important to make sure you understand all of your options and take time to look at the big picture as well as your current situation.

Tooth extractions may seem inexpensive in the moment, but over time it may cost a lot more. Implants, bridges, dentures, and partial dentures are the systems normally used to replace teeth. We are grateful to be able to offer them, but would like to help you save your teeth when we can.

There is a different kind of cost for not replacing an extracted tooth and leaving the empty space. The neighboring teeth will tip into the open area, which causes them to come loose from the bone. This is how the vicious cycle of tooth loss begins.

Eventually, lost teeth can affect your appearance, digestion, and health.

Sometimes teeth cannot be saved. And, sometimes, you are in a tough spot and an extraction is really all you can afford. If you are faced with this decision, make sure you understand all of your options and look at the big picture. If you do end up losing a tooth, have it replaced as soon as possible to protect your other teeth and keep your mouth healthy.

Our Knoxville dental office would be happy to support you. We offer sedation (anxiety free) dentistry for those who find going to the dentist difficult and are experts at saving and replacing teeth.

Call: (865) 922-1613 Knoxville, TN

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Stop the Extraction Cycle – We Can Help You Get Your Teeth Back

We have been through challenging economic times and seen patients have to make tough choices about their teeth based on the cost of treatment.  The most common one is between saving or extracting a tooth.

Having teeth extracted without replacing them is a last resort option.  When teeth are lost, the neighboring teeth lose the support they need to stay upright and anchored in the bone.   They start to tip into the empty space where the other tooth used to be, exposing their delicate roots to infection and cavities. And, this is how the cycle of tooth loss begins.

No one wants to lose teeth, but if you have had to make that choice there are ways that the tooth loss cycle can be stopped or prevented.  We can replace missing teeth with dental implants, bridges made of crowns, or removable appliances called dentures or partial dentures.  By replacing teeth that were lost, you will stabilize your dental health and preserve your ability to eat for your life time.  So, when you can, don’t forget to come into the dental office and get the teeth you lost back.

If you are in the Knoxville, TN area we would love to help you – (865) 922-1613