Tooth Extractions – Ramsey, NJ
Straightforward Tooth Removal
A tooth extraction is a procedure that we’ll only recommend when there’s no other option for protecting your oral health. It’s normal to be nervous about having a tooth extraction performed, but don’t worry; our team at AV Dental Associates of Ramsey is here to make the process a stress-free one. We can also help you figure out your best options for replacing the tooth once the extraction is complete. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Vahid today to ask about tooth extraction in Ramsey, give us a call.
Why Choose AV Dental Associates of Ramsey for Tooth Extractions?
- Dentist with Years of Experience & Training
- Small, Personable Dental Office
- High-Quality Tooth Replacements
When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?
We always prefer to save damaged or decayed teeth when we can, but a tooth extraction might be the only choice if:
- The tooth has been so badly injured that it can no longer support a dental crown.
- There is a severe infection in the tooth that cannot be corrected with root canal treatment.
- You have crooked or overcrowded teeth that are making orthodontic treatment impossible.
- You are suffering from advanced gum disease that has caused your teeth to loosen.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
In many cases, removing a tooth is a simple procedure. We will numb the mouth with a local anesthetic before loosening the tooth in question with an elevator; then, we simply rock it back and forth with forceps until it comes out of the mouth. This type of extraction is typically a viable option as long as the tooth is visible above the gumline.
In some cases, a tooth might need to be extracted surgically. This means creating an opening in the gums so that the tooth can be accessed. Sometimes, it’s necessary to divide the tooth into sections that are removed one at a time.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
While your mouth is recovering after a tooth extraction, you can use painkillers such as ibuprofen to minimize your discomfort. We also recommend rinsing with salt water several times a day to reduce any swelling. Avoid using a straw during the healing process; it could dislodge the blood clot on the extraction site and cause a dry socket, which can be very painful. When brushing your teeth, be very mindful of the area that’s still recovering.