Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

The Ins and Outs of Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Don’t let the fear of a tooth extraction send you into a panic attack. Although having a tooth pulled may not be a particularly pleasant experience, this routine and often necessary procedure could spare you the unnecessary pain and expense of more serious problems if left untreated. One of the best ways to overcome any concerns you may have is to learn as much as possible about the procedure. Here are three steps you can take to prepare.

1.  Ask your dentist about what you should expect during the extraction. While tooth extractions are generally simple, if you understand how the procedure is performed it should help to reduce any anxiety. Your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area. Then the tooth will be rocked back and forth to loosen it before it’s removed from its socket. You may feel a dull pressure, but you shouldn’t have pain during the procedure.

2. Make sure you receive clear guidelines about what you should do after the extraction. The correct dental care will speed the healing process and lower the risk of infection. Until your mouth returns to normal in about one to two weeks, you’ll need to avoid certain foods and activities.

3. Find out the cost of an extraction before the procedure and know how much of it your insurance will cover. Costs depend on the difficulty of the tooth being extracted. If cost is an issue, ask a family dentistry expert at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS about affordable payment plans.

While a tooth extraction is usually a simple dental procedure, if you have higher-than-normal fear, you may want to consider sedation dentistry at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS. Prior to the extraction, you’ll be prescribed medication that will help you relax

To learn more about tooth extractions from an affordable dentist in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS. 

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Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
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The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
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The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
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For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
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Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
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All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
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Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
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Anonymous
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
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Excellent level of care.
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Everyone was excellent!
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Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
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Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
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Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
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Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
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Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
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My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
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Anonymous
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
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