Is your tooth pain keeping you up at night? Our dentist aims to save every tooth, but sometimes the only solution is extraction.
When tooth extraction is the solution to better oral health, our dentist uses gentle techniques and sedation options to provide comfort.
Dr. Rick Heard of Gulf Coast Periodontics in Victoria, TX, is trained in extractions and restorations to restore your smile and oral health.
Take a Closer Look at Tooth Extraction
Have You Put off a Tooth Extraction? Schedule an Appointment Today
Ignoring a severe oral problem won't make it go away. If you have any symptoms that point toward a tooth extraction solution, contact us to schedule an appointment with our oral surgeon. Our dentist at Gulf Coast Periodontics in Victoria, TX, will make the procedure a delicate process. Call us to schedule an appointment:
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I've been seeing Dr. Heard for almost a year now and every appointment has been great. Every person on the staff is welcoming. Also, his hygenist Cali is the best I've ever been to. Awesome place!View on Google
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The Process of Gentle Extraction
Dr. Heard takes the time to get to know each of his patients on an individual level.
Following your extraction, swelling and discomfort can follow.
Manage symptoms with these tips.
If you have a non-surgical, simple extraction, prescription medication is unnecessary. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any pain and discomfort. For surgical extractions, our dentist may prescribe medication to relieve pain.
Swelling can occur after extraction. To minimize swelling, apply a cold compress. You should also avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the tooth was extracted to lessen the pain and swelling and avoid rupturing the clot.
Protect the Extraction Site
After your dental surgery, avoid strenuous activities for a few days as it can lead to increased bleeding and swelling at the clot. Avoid crunchy, hard foods and drinking through a straw as this can dislodge the blood clot, causing pain and bleeding.
What's the Cost of a Tooth Extraction?
The cost of tooth extraction will vary depending on the severity of the case. Simple extractions averagely cost $75 to $200 per tooth and surgical extractions cost anywhere between $800 and $4,000. Our dentistry office helps you file with your insurance and accepts CareCredit® financing to help patients afford treatment.
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Patients from all over come to our office in Victoria, TX.
Dr. Heard is so caring, professional and very knowledgeable. I had a gum grafting surgery with sedation and I never felt any pain during or afterwards. Wonderful care and results! You'll be in good hands here. I drove 2 hours to come here!View on Google
Very well informed on what they are going to do and how much it will cost up front... the doctor called after procedure and checked on me and went over what was done again when I was not so groggy. Very much recommend this doctor and his staff!View on this site