Tooth Extraction Franklin TN

Carothers Parkway General Dentistry


Our dentist at Carothers Parkway Genera Dentistry, Dr. Lawyer, won’t automatically jump to pulling out your tooth, so you don’t have to worry that it’s one of his favorite hobbies. He will make his best effort to keep your tooth by restoring it. If he’s not able to save it, you might need a tooth extraction.

We’ll use this page to help you learn more about the extraction process, so you can feel better about the procedure if you end up needing it. To find out if you need a tooth extraction in Franklin TN, make an appointment with Carothers Parkway General Dentistry by calling (615) 771-7123.

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Why Do You Need Tooth Removal?

There are many reasons why tooth removal is necessary. You might have a tooth that is too decayed or broken to be fixed, so we need to pull it out to remove the problem. It’s fairly common for people to need their wisdom teeth removed. These teeth are often impacted, which means they do not come through the gums, correctly or when they should. If the impacted wisdom teeth are not removed, they can cause problems like infection, gum disease or not having the space to grow. We provide wisdom tooth extraction in Franklin TN at Carothers Parkway General Dentistry.

Other scenarios are that you might have extra teeth, such as an upper tooth with no lower one, or teeth that are affecting your other teeth in a bad way, such as moving them out of place. Some people also need an extraction procedure because of orthodontic work, radiation, chemotherapy or organ transplant medication.


The Extraction Process

With some teeth, your dentist can do a simple extraction, which is pulling the tooth out. If you have this type of extraction, you will generally receive a local anesthetic, and possibly sedation or medication for anxiety as well, to make the process easier.

More difficult teeth, such as a wisdom molar tooth extraction, require surgical extractions. A dental specialist will perform this procedure with conscious sedation, local anesthesia or sometimes general anesthesia. Carothers Parkway General Dentistry can provide both types of extractions.


The Cost of a Dental Extraction

The tooth extraction cost can be fairly inexpensive — about $100 to $200 for a simple extraction. Surgical extractions, such as wisdom teeth removal, cost more, up to about $400. Sometimes, you will have more than one tooth removed, so the cost will be higher. If you have dental insurance, your plan can cover up to 80 percent of the cost if the procedure is necessary.

If you do not have dental insurance or you need assistance with the part insurance doesn’t cover, we provide flexible financing options to help you get the care you need.


Come to Carothers Parkway General Dentistry for Your Tooth Extraction

At Carothers Parkway General Dentistry, you will receive care from an experienced dentist. Dr. Matt Lawyer has his Doctor of Dental Surgery, or DDS, from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, so he has the skills and knowledge needed to perform extractions. He also uses the latest dental technology with every procedure.

At our office, you can expect excellent treatment from Dr. Lawyer and his staff. We run our office with a commitment to our patients, never overbooking and always treating you with respect. We will only perform a procedure if it is right for your health and we treat you as a person instead of a paycheck.

If you need an emergency tooth extraction or a planned extraction, such as wisdom teeth removal, in Franklin TN, come to Carothers Parkway General Dentistry. Call (615) 771-7123 to make your appointment.