What is the process of an extraction?

Before extracting the tooth, the dentist will numb the area to lessen any pain and perform the extraction. 

After the extraction, your dentist will advise you to follow a post extraction plan for recovery and how to best care for your mouth as it heals. 

Common CDT Codes for Extractions:

  • [7140] Extraction, erupted tooth or exposed root (elevation and/or forceps removal) 
  • [7210] Surgical removal of erupted tooth requiring removal of bone and/or sectioning of tooth, and including elevation of mucoperiosteal flap if indicated
  • [7230] Removal of impacted tooth - partially bony 
  • [7240] Removal of impacted tooth - completely bony 

Sources: 

https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/e/extractions


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