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Some of you are probably asking what is an extraction. It's a procedure where you have a tooth or teeth taken out, removed, or pulled... you get the idea! In the dental world, this is the last thing we want to hear patient say “just pull it Doc”. So if a tooth can be saved, the dentist will present all possible options to the patient.
Some of the reasons patients don’t try to save there teeth is money, lack of insurance, or lack of knowledge. As far as the money aspect goes, some dentists will work with the patient and possibly set up a payment plan. Regarding insurance, there are some insurance policies out there you can sign up for as little as $17.00 a month. Just search the web for www.discountinsuranceplans.com. Last but not least is knowledge. Always ask your dental team questions about your oral health - they’ll be more than willing to help you. That’s why we’re here!
No matter what the reason is, don’t become a statistic. Ask questions and get the facts.
What will you do the next time your tooth is causing you pain?