Tooth Extractions – Hackettstown, NJ
A Reliable Method to Remove Bothersome Teeth
While one of our main focuses is to preserve healthy pearly whites, sometimes keeping one isn’t a viable option for your oral health. If you have a severely damaged tooth that puts the rest of your mouth at risk, then you might need to get tooth extractions in Hackettstown. By undergoing this procedure, our team will be able to remove troublesome teeth to maintain a healthy smile in the long run. Read on to learn more about this treatment or give us a call today to schedule your appointment.
Why Choose Skylands Dental of New Jersey for Tooth Extractions?
- Offers Sedation Dentistry for Stress-Free Visits
- Expert, Dedicated, & Friendly Dental Team
- Utilizes State-of-the-Art Techniques & Technology
Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary
Our team will do everything we can to preserve as many teeth as we can. That said, this isn’t always possible when it comes to protecting your oral health. There are several reasons why tooth extraction may be required to save the rest of your teeth, including:
- A severely decayed or damaged tooth that’s beyond repair.
- An impacted tooth that isn’t erupting properly.
- A primary tooth that won’t fall out by itself.
- To prepare some patients for orthodontic treatment.
- To increase the success rate of some restorations, such as dentures.
- To reduce the chance of future oral health complications and infections.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
Extracting teeth typically involves pulling them or surgically removing them. If you have a tooth that’s fully emerged from the gum line, then our team can numb the area first before using a clasping tool to wiggle it around until it detaches from the gum line. However, if “pulling” it out isn’t viable, we’ll have to perform minor surgery to take it out. After numbing your mouth, Dr. Kakkar will make a small incision in your gum tissue so that he can access the rest of the tooth.
To determine which approach is appropriate for you, you’ll need to first visit us for an initial consultation. We’ll assess your situation to decide on the proper extraction method. We’ll also walk you through your tooth-replacement solutions that will help renew your smile and prevent future oral health problems from tooth loss.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Once we’ve completed your tooth extraction, you’ll be given specific instructions on caring for your oral health after your procedure. These will help you promote a speedy recovery while remaining as comfortable as possible. While every patient is different, here are several best practices for ensuring a smooth healing process:
- Rinse with salt water 24 hours after your treatment.
- Spend most of your time resting.
- Keep your head elevated while you rest.
- Use a cold compress to alleviate discomfort and swelling.
- Take prescribed or over-the-counter pain relievers.
- Avoid hard, crunchy, sticky, and acidic foods.
- Keep away from tobacco products until after you’ve properly recovered.