If you are suffering from extreme tooth sensitivity or are experiencing advanced periodontal disease, you may have to have a dental extraction. With a simple tooth extraction, Dr. Shahin can safely remove the hot tooth without needing major dental surgery.

Why a tooth extraction

There can be several instances in which a simple tooth extraction can help alleviate the pain or set the stage for a more suitable cosmetic procedure. Some common reasons for extraction include:


How is a tooth extracted?

As a precaution, the Brooklyn Dentist will take digital X-rays of the teeth in question, to help plan the extraction procedure. After planning a method of extraction, you will be anesthetized with local anesthesia that will help prevent you from experiencing pain during this procedure. Next, Dr. Shahin will use a dental tool called an elevator to loosen the tooth. Finally, the dentist will use a pair of forceps to gently move the tooth back and forth until it breaks free of the connective tissue holding it in the socket. once in a while, a stubborn tooth will withstand the dentist’s tug, refusing to let go. In these and more complex cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces before it is fully removed.

Once extraction is done, we will pack sterile gauze into the socket and have you apply pressure on the area by biting down. If required, the dentist will use sutures for hemostasis.

What is the Cost of Dental Extractions?

Does My Insurance Cover Teeth Removals?

The good news is if you have an insurance plan that we accept, it usually covers either all or most of the cost. Different plans have different coverage levels, but with most plans, your estimated copay is $0 to $150 for each tooth extraction including your consultation and x-rays, and most plans have a deductible of $50 for each calendar year.

To see a list of insurances we accept click on the "BOOK APPOINTMENT" button or visit our Insurance Page.

The cost of teeth extractions without insurance is $250 to $400 per tooth depending on the type of the tooth.

If you need to find out more about your insurance coverage, please feel free to call us at (718) 230-0908.

What is the First Step?

How to Proceed

The first step is to have a consultation with Dr. Shahin, during which he will listen to your concerns, review your x-rays, answer all your questions, and provide all your options.

You can easily schedule your appointment online by clicking on the "BOOK APPOINTMENT" button or by calling us at (718) 230-0908.

If you need more information about tooth extractions in Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, or Park Slope, please contact us.