Emergency Extractions in Austin
Why Do I Need An Emergency Extraction?
Emergency extractions are usually only recommended when a tooth is too damaged or unhealthy to be saved. For example, extractions may be recommended if you have an infected tooth that can’t be saved with a root canal or extensive damage to multiple teeth due to untreated gum disease. Unhealthy wisdom teeth also sometimes require emergency extractions. If you think that you need a tooth extraction in Austin, contact us right away at (512) 961-6200. Your doctor will discuss your options and help you get out of pain, and back to your normal daily life.
How We Extract Teeth
Numbing & Sedation
To begin the process, your emergency dentist in Austin will numb the treatment area to eliminate your pain. They also provide nitrous oxide sedation to help you stay comfortable.
In a basic extraction, your doctor will use special tools to loosen your tooth. Then, they will grasp it with dental forceps and pull it out. After that, they'll sanitize and suture the area to ensure it heals properly. The process of extracting each tooth usually takes only a few minutes.
Surgical extractions may be needed for broken teeth or impacted wisdom teeth. In this procedure, your doctor will make an incision into your gums, cut the tooth into pieces, and extract it piece-by-piece. Then, they'll clean and sanitize the area and close the incision.
Care You Can Count On
See Why Families Are Smiling
Amazing staff and super grateful for Dr.Min. He is to the point with a touch of personal and very efficient in his service. His assistant was very encouraging with her words during the process and made sure all my questions were answered. Dr.min also made sure i was comfortable before my tooth extraction and did it so quickly. I have had some trauma going to the dentist as a child all the time and i felt really comfortable here. The staff is super nice in the front and back. They always answer their phones quickly and are accommodating if you are a bit past your appointment time.
Very helpful and informative, made my appointment the night before. Saw me first thing the next morning. I used their $89 emergency special and got an X-ray, referral to get my tooth extracted from an oral surgeon and a prescription for antibiotics in the meantime. Satisfied with my experience and grateful for their help (:
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ve got questions about tooth extractions, and we’ve got answers. Read on and get all the details you need.
Do You Offer Sedation?
Yes. We offer nitrous oxide sedation, which is a safe and effective way to manage both pain and dental anxiety throughout your appointment.
What Are My Post-Op Instructions?
You’ll need to take things easy for the rest of the day, and follow your doctor’s instructions as you recover. Some of the steps you’ll need to take include eating a diet of soft foods, avoiding smoking and using straws, and cleaning your extraction site with saltwater.
Are Extractions Covered By Insurance?
Since they are medically necessary procedures, emergency extractions will almost always be covered by dental insurance, up to all of your insurer’s applicable limits. However, all insurers and plans are different. We recommend consulting directly with your policy information and your insurer to understand your coverage.
How Much Will An Emergency Extraction Cost?
Emergency extraction costs vary for each patient. Everyone is different, and there’s no set cost for treatment. The biggest factor when it comes to cost is whether you need a simple extraction or a surgical extraction. Simple extractions can be done in just a few minutes. Dr. Kumar will clean and numb your mouth, then wiggle the tooth loose and pull it out.
Surgical extractions are more complex and more expensive, and may be required if your tooth is broken near the gums. In this treatment, Dr. Kumar will need to create an opening in your gums. Then, he will cut the tooth into pieces and extract each piece through this opening.
To get an accurate estimate, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sumit Kumar. As an expert emergency dentist in Austin, he can assess the condition of your teeth, decide if an emergency extraction is necessary, and provide you with a cost estimate for treatment. We do our best to keep costs low, and we offer a 100% guaranteed payment plan for our patients in Austin.