Tooth Extractions – Edison, NJ
Setting the Stage For a Healthier & Stronger Smile
It’s not uncommon for dental decay, damage, or impacted wisdom teeth to occur, requiring a tooth extraction in Edison. Before we resort to this treatment, we try everything we can to save and preserve your natural tooth, because there’s no replacement that can compare. In cases that can’t be remedied with a root canal or filling, we may have to resort to removing the tooth in order to preserve the rest of your smile. Both Dr. Steven Resnick and Dr. David Rosenfeld have extensive experience extracting and replacing teeth, so you can rest assured that you’ll be in the best hands.
Signs You May Need a Tooth Extraction
Tooth extractions are necessary treatments for a variety of issues, which is why many patients experience different signs that they need the procedure. If you experience any of these problems, be sure to contact our office:
- A severe toothache caused by an infection that can’t be treated with a root canal.
- A visibly damaged or decayed tooth and we can’t treat it with a filling.
- There’s not enough room in your mouth to straighten your teeth.
- You have teeth growing under your gums that don’t have enough room to healthily and properly grow into your mouth.
- Gum disease has caused one or more teeth to become loose.
Types of Tooth Extractions
After we take images of your mouth and find out what issue is causing your symptoms, we’ll determine how we can fix it. We also offer sedation services to ensure that you remain comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. Depending on your unique situation, we may suggest one of the following types of tooth extractions.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can become stuck beneath the gum tissue, or they may not have enough room to grow into the mouth. If the issue isn’t addressed, it can increase your risk of developing an infection, gum disease, or even orthodontic issues and put your oral health at risk. As a preventive measure, we may recommend removing them.
Severe decay, trauma, and genetics can cause different scenarios in which a multiple tooth extraction is necessary. When we remove teeth that are causing issues for you, we can preserve your oral health and help you regain the function and appearance of your grin.
Tips for a Fast Recovery
After your procedure, your dentist in Edison will give you some recovery tips to ensure that you heal quickly without complications. We often recommend some of the following practices to help your gums heal quickly and to handle any discomfort:
- If possible, take a couple of days to rest after your procedure.
- Eat soft foods and avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where your extraction site is located.
- Take over-the-counter pain medication to help minimize any tenderness and discomfort you feel.
- Apply a cold compress to minimize any swelling.
- Avoid drinking from a straw.
- Resume your regular dental hygiene routine, but be sure to avoid brushing the extraction site directly.