Dental extractions are a common procedure where a tooth is removed due to emergency, therapeutic, or restorative purposes. Choosing to have a tooth pulled can be a difficult decision to make, and it’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of tooth removal before scheduling an extraction. Understanding when it’s best to have a tooth extracted can make an informed decision for your oral health.
Do I Need To Have A Tooth Removed?
Dental extractions are usually recommended if a tooth is non-restorable or if there is an emergency involved. In either case, our Denville periodontist can perform the extraction here in our office.
If you’re in pain, removing your tooth may seem like the fastest and best solution. However, if the tooth can be preserved with other restorative techniques, such as periodontal treatment or endodontic therapy, those may be a better option as they prevent tooth loss.
During the procedure, sedation may be recommended to help keep you comfortable and relaxed. The area around your tooth will also be numbed with local anesthetic to prevent any discomfort.
Sedation During Dental Extractions
We want you to be as comfortable as possible in our care. Our team can discuss sedation options so you don't feel a thing.
Castaño Periodontics offers in-house sedation dentistry during procedures like dental extractions and other oral surgeries. Our periodontist will assess your individual needs and provide you with a personalized care plan to help make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. Sedation will ensure the highest level of comfort, regardless of the complexity of your care needs. Depending on the strength of your sedation, you may need to have someone accompany you to and from your appointment.
Replacing A Tooth After A Dental Extraction
Replacing a missing tooth after a dental extraction is important for both your oral health and self-esteem. Without replacing the tooth, adjacent teeth are likely to drift out of alignment, and bone will begin to resorb (shrink) in that space.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace a missing tooth, helping to prevent other teeth from shifting, as well as maintaining your jawbone structure and facial aesthetics. The dental implant acts like a natural tooth root and helps stimulate the growth of surrounding bone tissue, preserving the stability of your bone and reducing the risk of further tooth loss. Other common tooth replacements include fixed bridges and partial dentures.
Smile restoration after a dental extraction is an important step in ensuring good oral health as well as regaining your confidence.
Reserve an Exam
If you think you need to have a tooth pulled or want a second opinion about extracting a tooth, reserve an exam with Dr. Castaño today. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Flexible payment options are also available.
Castano Periodontics & Dental Implants
16 Pocono Road Suite 213
Denville, NJ 07834