Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville performs tooth extraction procedures to help patients improve their oral health, aesthetics, and function.
As board-certified specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery, our doctors are experts in gently and efficiently removing teeth. We utilize advanced medical techniques and a range of anesthetic options to make treatment and recovery as comfortable as possible.

So What Is a Tooth Extraction?

While doctors usually prefer patients to keep their original teeth, this is not practical in all cases. Tooth extraction is a procedure used to remove a tooth safely, predictably, and as comfortably as possible.

The extraction approach may vary depending on the condition and position of your tooth and your needs as a patient. It can range from a relatively straightforward procedure to complex oral surgery. In the latter case, it is generally a good idea to see a specialist for your care.

As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, our doctors perform tooth extraction procedures hundreds of times each year. Their experience, their use of advanced techniques, and the resources of our practice allow them to extract teeth in a precise and effective way.

Reasons Why a Tooth Extraction Might Be Necessary

You may need to have your tooth removed if it has been damaged beyond repair, if you have overcrowding, or if your teeth are not positioned properly. Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville will carefully exam you to determine whether your tooth can be saved or if you will be better off having it taken out. Some reasons why you might benefit from treatment include:

Tooth Fracture

Some broken teeth cannot be repaired effectively. Your doctor may recommend removing and replacing the tooth with a stronger and more aesthetic restoration.
Significant dental decay. In addition to causing you discomfort, cavities may have damaged the integrity of your tooth to the point that fillings or crowns will not properly repair it.

Advanced Periodontal Disease

Severe infection in the tissue surrounding your tooth can destroy tooth-supporting bone to the point where extraction may be the best treatment option.

Cyst Around the Tooth

Dental cysts can cause severe discomfort and can destroy the bone surrounding your tooth. Extraction may be the most effective way to remove the cyst and damaged tooth.

Impacted or Malpositioned Tooth

Your tooth may not be able to erupt fully from your jawbone, or you may have a tooth growing at the wrong angle or in the wrong position. An extraction can prevent this tooth from pushing against others or moving them out of alignment.

Types of Tooth Extractions

Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville will plan your procedure based on an in-depth consultation and an evaluation of your needs. In general, treatment falls into two categories.

Simple Tooth Extraction

A simple extraction can be a good option if your tooth is fully visible, the supporting bone is in relatively good condition, and there are no complicating factors. With this type of procedure, your doctor will remove the tooth along with little or no surrounding bone.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

If your tooth is severely impacted or has another complicating factor, your doctor can section the tooth into pieces. The surgery may also remove some of the surrounding bone. Our doctors plan these procedures in great detail and work precisely to provide better comfort and a more aesthetic outcome.

How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost?

While pricing varies depending on the patient’s needs, Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville typically charges between $325 and $700 for tooth extraction. The two factors that tend to affect pricing are:

The level of tooth impaction. If your tooth has erupted above the gum line and your doctor can perform a simple extraction, the treatment will cost less.
The number of teeth being removed. Your doctor may be able to extract multiple teeth during a single office visit. We will discuss the optimal course of treatment during your initial consultation.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover Teeth Extraction?

You may be able to use your medical insurance for billing a completely impacted tooth. Other procedures depend on the insurer and your individual needs. Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville is happy to work with you to optimize the benefits of your coverage. You can find out more about our practice’s financial policies and insurance on our website.

Some Teeth Simply Cannot Be Salvaged…

If you have a tooth that just needs to come out, we are happy to assist. Our doctors will keep you safe and comfortable throughout the procedure and also provide insight into tooth replacement options. Schedule a tooth extraction appointment by contacting our practice.

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Hear From Our Patients

Dr. Jandali and staff were very supportive for a surprise tooth extraction and bone graft in preparation for an implant. – A. Segebarth

Over nearly 40 decades of serving our community, Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville has supported hundreds of patients with tooth extraction procedures. Learn more about the experience and outcomes they have received in our care.

What to Expect with a Tooth Extraction

As a team dedicated to oral and maxillofacial procedures, our doctors and support staff will do everything in our hands to provide you with excellent care.

The Initial Consultation

One of the factors that sets our practice apart is the extensive time that we take with patients. We will discuss your needs during your visit, carefully examine your teeth, and take X-rays and cone-beam CT scans (if required).

If we recommend that you have a tooth extracted, we will also discuss whether you want to restore the tooth with a solution such as a dental implant, which can return the strength, function, and aesthetic appearance of your original tooth. You may also benefit from a socket preservation graft, which can prevent bone loss in the area.

Preparing for the Procedure

Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville will provide you with prescriptions for the medications you may need. These may include pre-operative antibiotics and pain medications. We will also require someone to accompany you to the procedure and back home, and if you will be receiving IV sedation, ask that you fast before the appointment.

Anesthesia Options

Our doctors and staff are certified in a range of anesthetic treatments. During your consultation, we will advise you about which is suited for your situation. Two common approaches are:

Local anesthesia. If you have a simple surgery, you may choose to receive local anesthesia only (to numb the site) or receive local anesthesia in combination with nitrous oxide. The latter is a gentle sedative that can help you relax during the procedure.

IV sedation. This option provides more profound sedation to keep you comfortable through the entire tooth extraction. IV anesthesia can also help if you have a severe infection or swelling, making it difficult to numb the area with a local anesthetic.

During the Procedure

When you are properly anesthetized, your doctor will extract the tooth using either a simple or surgical approach. Depending on your needs, your doctor may place a dental implant or perform a socket preservation bone graft during the same surgery.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure can be as short as 10 minutes for a simple tooth extraction or as long as 30 minutes for more complex surgery.

Does a Tooth Extraction Hurt?

After you receive your anesthesia, you should not feel any pain during tooth extraction. Most of our patients describe the sensation as a feeling of pressure. You should be able to rest comfortably through the experience if you opt for IV sedation.

Recovery from a Tooth Extraction Procedure: The Process

After your surgery, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid chewing on the extraction site for several weeks. We also recommend that you limit physical activity and other activities that cause discomfort until you recover completely. More detailed guidelines are available on our “After Tooth Extraction” page.

What Is the Recovery Time for a Tooth Extraction? How Long Does It Take to Heal?

Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville uses advanced technology and techniques to reduce post-operative pain. You can expect a quick recovery if you have a simple extraction on a tooth that has already erupted. You may need more time to recover depending on the difficulty of the extraction, the presence of infection, and your tolerance for discomfort.

How Long Should I Expect to Be Out of Work or School?

Plan to spend 1-2 days away from work or school after your procedure. We encourage patients to recover fully before they go back to their daily responsibilities.

Will I Be Able to Eat Immediately After a Tooth Extraction?

After your surgical site stops bleeding, you should try to eat something soft and bulky, such as a milkshake. This can help with absorbing the pain medication that you will take following the procedure. Stick to other soft foods until the site heals completely, which can take about one week.

How Long Will the Pain Last and What Can I Do for Pain Management?

Typically, the pain goes away within 5-6 days of tooth extraction. If your tooth was infected and if the area was painful before the procedure, you might need more time to recover.

You can treat severe discomfort using the medications we prescribe, and you can resolve moderate pain by taking ibuprofen or TYLENOL®. Always follow the dosage and frequency prescribed. We encourage patients to eat enough food when they are taking pain medication to prevent an upset stomach.

Naperville’s Oral Surgeons for Tooth Extraction Procedures

If you have been living with daily discomfort, if a broken tooth is affecting your smile, or if an infection is impacting your oral health, schedule an appointment with our practice. We support patients from throughout Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield, and the greater DuPage County community with high-quality and personalized care.

Make an appointment with a board-certified specialist in tooth extraction. Contact Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville online or by calling (630) 961-5151.