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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How Do I Know I Need a Root Canal?

Common signs that your tooth may need root canal therapy include:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Tooth ache

Needing a root canal means that your tooth is infected, dead, or dying.  Despite their reputation, they can be pain free.  See your dentist quickly if you have the symptoms listed because they are likely to get worse.

Dr. Ron Smith has been doing root canals for years with great success.  He knows how to get the job done comfortably and get it done right.  If you have a problem tooth and live in the Knoxville area, we would love to help you.  Call us at (865) 922-1613