Tooth Extraction services cliffside park, fort lee, edgewater & nearby bergen county NJ & NY
Tooth extraction is a safe and efficient way of removing a tooth from its socket in the bone. Oftentimes, a tooth, which has been damaged by decay, can be fixed by a dentist with the aid of a crown or filling. If the tooth is rendered beyond repair, it needs to be extracted right away to stem any further pain or discomfort. Individuals who want to get braces also need to extract one or more teeth to create more space and allow their teeth to be moved into place.
Benefits of Tooth Extraction
Tooth extractions are perhaps the most affordable options to treat an infected or seriously damaged tooth. When a tooth decays, it allows dental abscess to form but a tooth extraction procedure can drain any unwanted pus quickly, allowing the patient to make a full recovery. In addition, impacted wisdom teeth can cause gum problems, cavity formation or tooth resorption. Extracting the tooth will tackle the problem at its roots and prevent further dental problems from arising.
Tooth Extraction | FAQ
Are there any risks involved with tooth extraction procedures?
If you have a healthy immune system, your chances of getting an infection after the tooth extraction are very low.
What can I expect to feel after my tooth extraction?
Removing a tooth is considered as a form of surgery, so you can expect slight discomfort even after a simple extraction. Don’t worry, it is very mild and non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs can be administered to help reduce pain. If you do receive any prescribed drugs, remember to take the recommended dosage at the appropriate intervals.
How to deal with a slight swell?
Keep calm and put ice packs on the affected area to reduce the swelling. You can leave it on for twenty minutes at a time and remove it for the same amount of time. The swelling will eventually go away. If you feel slightly stiff or sore after the swelling, warm compresses are very effective solutions.
Will I receive local or general anesthetic?
For simple extractions, you may or may not receive drugs to help you relax. If you do, it will be a local anesthetic. If a surgical extraction is being performed, a local anesthetic will be provided. For some patients, they may receive general anesthesia if they have specific behavioral conditions.
About the Procedure
There are two types of tooth extraction procedures: simple and surgical. In a simple tooth extraction procedure, a dentist will loosen the tooth with an elevator and then remove it with forceps. This method can only be used when the tooth is visible in the mouth. A surgical extraction is usually used for more complicated procedures. For instance, a tooth may have broken off at the gum line. A qualified general dentist or oral surgeon will make a tiny incision into the patient’s gum before cutting the affected tooth in half or bone around it to enable a successful extraction.
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At Real Smile Dental, we treat our patients as if they are a member of our family. We provide the highest possible standard of dental care through the integration of the latest technology and advanced dental training. When it comes to tooth extractions, you will be kept well-informed throughout the process for a total peace of mind. You will be in good hands at all times and we will make you feel as comfortable as we can.