skip to Main Content
When should I consider having a tooth extracted?
Man smiling after a successful tooth extraction

In most cases, it’s preferable to repair a damaged or decayed tooth than to extract it.  Original tooth structure rooted in the jaw helps to maintain bone density and the alignment of the surrounding teeth.

However, there are situations in which the tooth has been damaged or decayed to the extent where extraction is necessary to prevent infection or eliminate pain from an exposed nerve.

After a tooth is extracted, what options do I have for replacing it?

There are several options available for replacing an extracted tooth.  The most permanent and effective replacement is a dental implant.  Dental implants simulate a real tooth by being embedded directly into the jaw bone, encouraging the maintenance of both bone and tooth structure in the mouth.

Other alternatives include a partial denture (removable) or a bridge (not removable).  Schedule a free consultation and we’d be happy to review the available options with you.

Will my insurance cover a tooth extraction?

Coverage will vary from policy to policy, but most plans will partially or fully cover dental extractions.  We can confirm your coverage when you come in for an appointment or free consultation.

This Post Has 4 Comments

The information provided below does not constitute dental advice and is general in nature. It does not take into account your personal dental health and should not be acted on without consultation with a certified dental professional.

Bathurst Centre Dental Care accepts no liability for any loss or injury arising out of the use of this website or reliance on the content of this website.

  1. Hello, I was wondering how much it would cost to have 2 teeth extracted? I do not have insurance? Please let me know. Thank you

    1. Hi Tammy, the cost of extraction will vary greatly with the complexity of each case. You will need to book an appointment with your dentist to have them assess your teeth and provide an accurate quote.

    1. Hi Jaspreet, our clinic does not currently provide general anesthesia services. There are a few specialists we work with that are certified to perform general anesthesia and could better answer your questions around the potential risks. Feel free to email us at for their contact information.

Ask a Question

Your email address will be kept private.
Your question may be published to help other patients visiting this page.