At Suburban Essex Dental, we offer a wide range of oral surgery services, including tooth extractions, to make things easy for you and your family with a one-stop dental solution.
No matter why you need a tooth extraction, Dr. Feldman is experienced in all manner of extractions and oral surgery.
When A Tooth Extraction is Necessary
The most common need for a tooth extraction is damage or decay, but it is not the only reason. Potential reasons for a tooth extraction in suburban Essex are:
- Dental trauma.
- Infection or disease.
- Possible risk of infection.
If your dentist has warned you of the potential need or immediate need for a tooth extraction, don’t hesitate to call us today.
What To Expect During a Tooth Extraction
When you arrive at Suburban Essex Dental for your tooth extraction procedure, you can always expect a warm, comforting atmosphere. You’ll be greeted by Dr. Feldman and walked through the entire extraction process while being led to your chair.
As you settle into our comfortable dental chairs, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area. Depending on the complexity of your tooth extraction, a stronger anesthetic may be needed for an extraction involving several teeth or impacted teeth.
Luckily, if teeth are impacted or otherwise difficult to remove, Suburban Essex Dental uses revolutionary laser dentistry that is used to cut away gum tissue and bone to loosen the tooth.
Once loosened, your tooth will be extracted gently using forceps to reduce any bone and tissue damage.
How to Care for Your Tooth Extraction
Regardless of how many teeth have been extracted, the tooth socket must be cared for carefully to allow for proper healing.
Following a tooth extraction, always follow any specific instructions provided by your dentist.
- Avoid smoking or alcohol for the duration of the healing process.
- Avoid any rough or hard to chew foods.
- Carefully brush around the area, making sure to stay clear of the extraction site.
- Take painkillers as instructed by your dentist and prescription details.
- Rinse your mouth with a mixture of warm water and salt.
- Swelling after an extraction is normal, so gently ice any swelling with an ice pack.
- Always change gauze in a timely manner before they are soaked in blood.
If you have any questions before or after your tooth extraction, please don’t hesitate to give us a call right away!