Tooth extractions are a last resort, but sometimes they are necessary to preserve your overall dental health. For tooth extractions in North Brunswick, call our office today.
At Your Expressions Family Dentistry, we will do everything we can to save your tooth. However, in cases of injury, infection or other dental issues, a tooth extraction may be the best way to treat your systems and provide necessary relief.
While your permanent teeth are intended to last a lifetime, sometimes a tooth extraction is a necessary course of treatment. Your tooth can become too badly infected for root canal treatment, or be too badly damaged due to an accident or sports-related injury to be restored. In cases of advanced gum disease, your teeth can become loose and require extraction.
Our dentist may also recommend tooth extraction to treat an impacted tooth or reduce tooth crowding if your mouth is too small for your permanent teeth. Tooth extractions are also used to prepare patients for orthodontic treatment in order to make it easier for your teeth to be repositioned with braces or Invisalign.
If you are experiencing pain from an infection or injury, or your tooth is loose due to disease, call our office right away. We will try to accommodate you with same-day appointments whenever possible. Our dentist will perform an exam and take digital X-rays to determine how to best treat your symptoms. If extraction is necessary, our dentist may schedule it for another day or try to pull the tooth during your visit as scheduling allows.
Tooth extraction is a simple and relatively pain-free procedure. When you come in for your tooth extraction, first we will numb your tooth with local anesthesia to make your procedure as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Once you are numb, our dentist will remove the tooth and pack the socket with gauze to stop the bleeding. We may place sutures in the gum to close the extraction site depending on your needs.
Pain and swelling following your tooth extraction are normal. You may experience discomfort for a day or two following the procedure. We may recommend prescription pain relievers to reduce your pain and swelling. Be sure to follow all post-operative instructions to ensure as comfortable a recovery as possible.