About Tooth Extractions@headingTag>
When a tooth is causing intense pain, discomfort, or infection, the tooth may be failing or damaged past repair and might require a dentist to extract the tooth. An extraction may be performed in an emergency following an injury or the extraction may be planned to prevent a problem, such as having the wisdom teeth extracted to discourage an impaction. A simple extraction may be performed if the tooth is visible above the the gums, while a surgical extraction is needed if the tooth has not erupted past the gumline. To help every patient in determining if they need a simple or surgical extraction, our dentists at DentalWorks - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC will take digital X-rays and use a physical exam to understand any problems.
"If I could give 0 stars I would Everything in the place of business went well. Only had $160 worth of work done paid $100 up front and billed the rest and DentalWorks ran my girlfriend and I debit card for $400. After I get my money returned that they stole from me I will never be returning to this location ever again. I wouldn't recommend going here unless you want your money stolen!"- Anonymous / Facebook / Aug 11, 2017
"People, please read this full review, as I am just wanting to help others out. Like whoever is reading this, I looked up reviews on Dental Works before I went too. I was so so happy the day I got treated here because the office staff was so nice and Dr. O'Brien made me feel so comfortable! The lady that cleaned my teet...h was super nice and patient with me too! Now, accidents happen all the time, but I was charged $400, significantly over the amount I authorized or had work done for. I understand that errors occur, we are all human. What disappoints me is how it was handled. Office staff had a complete personality change over this, mind you, something out of my control and by no means my error! My goodness, today when I walked in to discuss this matter with them, I didn't even get a hello. I was simply told to sit down. Because of their error, again a significant amount of money, my bank account has an issue now. Dental works told me they authorized the refund and so forth but I've met with my bank local and spoken regional and they haven't gotten a refunded payment come through yet. I know that refunds take several business days, but there isn't anything even pending yet, and again their error has messed up my finances until I get paid again. I pray that it goes through and they are being totally honest with me. Regardless though, this was handled unprofessionally. I've gotten laughed at, snarled faces, etc. and all that I MYSELF did was give this place a try as a new patient. In fact, the blame got on everybody else except them! They blamed the bank they do their financials with, then it was my bank's fault, blah blah blah. Sitting in the office today, I was told that they don't keep any checks or money in their office for refunds, etc. but office manager had just right before stated that she was at the bank for Dental Works just like every Friday?? When I asked her to get her boss or the bank they work with on the phone while I was present, she absolutely would not do it and after demanding she do it 4 or 5 times, she finally leaves the office, goes who knows where because "she can't call that particular extension from her phone" ummm your office phone is functional and I just saw calls coming in on it?? Seems weird!!! Obviously, going by the reviews on here, noone has had this particular issue. My warning to everybody out there though is that if it happened to me and this is how it was handled, it could happen to you. I don't want to get any service provided to me from people who can turn on you at the drop of a hat for THEIR own mistake. Right is right and wrong is wrong. And to make me wait on that kind of amount of money for days after you made such a "boo boo" is just not right. Good luck Dental Works patients. See More"- S.M. / Facebook / Aug 11, 2017
"Professional, kind and knowledgeable. Great place for dentistry."- A.R. / Google / Jul 31, 2017
"After 2 years I finally am back at a dental office I feel comfortable with (my dental plan changed and my prior dentist didn't accept the new one). My exclusive dental plan requires me to use one of only two "chain" dental companies in my area. My experience at the chain across the street was horrific and I was weary o...f attempting another. I'm glad I did!! I had a perfect dental experience at Dentalworks -Spartanburg!! My teeth are cleaned, I have no cavities (strange since the "other" told me I had 4 ?), I don't have gingivitis (strange since the other told me I did ... are we seeing a pattern here). Love the staff and the environment at Dental Works!! See More"- B.S. / Facebook / Jul 11, 2017
"Excellent people staff do very great work, would recommend anyone everyone to go there"- T.B. / Google / Jul 03, 2017
What to Expect@headingTag>
For a simple extraction, a local anesthesia is usually given to numb the gums, then our dentists work the tooth loose and remove the full tooth out of the jaw. Our dentists will cautiously separate the tooth from the gums and ligaments, and then our dentists will clean and close the tooth socket. For a surgical extraction, the patient may be given local anesthesia plus sedation or the patient is knocked out with general anesthesia. To remove the tooth, our dentists will surgically cut through the gums and bone. In some cases, our dentists will cut the tooth into fragments for easier removal. Once the tooth is removed, the empty socket will be cleaned and stitched together.
Following an extraction, a blood clot will usually form in the socket of the extracted tooth, which the patient needs to keep clean and watch for signs of an infection. Our dentists may recommend over-counter pain relievers to treat any discomfort following the procedure or our dentists may prescribe painkillers. Patients will usually follow a soft food or liquid diet for several days after the simple or surgical extraction. Patients should be careful cleaning their mouth to prevent disturbing the socket as it heals. The gums and bone usually start to heal 1 - 2 weeks following the extraction, but it can be up to six months until the mouth is fully healed.
If the extraction is medically required, most or part of the expenses will usually be paid by dental insurance. The coverage may vary depending on whether it is a surgical or simple extraction, so DentalWorks - Spartanburg will confirm the patient's insurance benefits and personal cost. DentalWorks - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC offers a few financing plans and our dentists take many payment methods.
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Whether you want your wisdom teeth removed or if you require an emergency tooth extraction after an injury, please contact DentalWorks - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC to learn more about your extraction options. Our dentists can perform surgical or simple extractions that restores your oral health.