If you have a damaged or infected tooth, our dentists will attempt to preserve the tooth. There are many ways for dentists to save teeth. Unfortunately, this cannot always be done. In some cases, an extraction is needed.
You can rest assured that extractions are a common practice, and dentists perform regular extractions for a wide variety of reasons. People of all ages need extractions sometimes.
Our dentists at Colonia Dental Associates offer extractions in Colonia, NJ.
Most of the time, one of our dentists is able to treat a damaged or infected tooth. If an extraction is needed, it may be for one of the following reasons.
If your teeth are crowding, you may need an extraction. With crowding, you might experience alignment issues. When this happens, an extraction can help to create more space.
You may get an extraction if you have your wisdom teeth, as they can sometimes cause dental issues. Extractions are also common prior to someone getting braces.
Dental abscesses often warrant extractions. If the tooth root and tissue are infected, a root canal is usually recommended. If a root canal can’t fix the problem, an extraction may be needed instead.
Tooth decay and damaged teeth may lead to an extraction. Often, fillings can help in these situations. If fillings aren’t sufficient, an extraction can help.
If you are having a tooth extracted, you likely want to know what to expect. Be sure to ask our dentists if you have any questions or concerns.
First, you will receive a local anesthetic to help keep you comfortable.
Next, our dentist will remove the gum and tissue. The tooth can be removed in small pieces or all at once. Teeth are sometimes impacted, which makes them difficult to remove.
Our dentists at Colonia Dental Associates will give you recovery instructions to follow. This is a common procedure, and recovery is not too bad.
Contact our team as soon as possible if you have additional concerns following the procedure.
If you need more information about extractions near you, contact our dentist in Colonia, NJ.
We serve residents of Colonia, NJ, as well as the surrounding areas of Avenel, Carteret, Clark, Edison, Fords, Iselin, Linden, Piscataway, Port Reading, Metuchen, Rahway, Sewaren, South Plainfield.