Tooth Extractions – Marlboro, NJ
Remove Damaged Teeth, Restore Your Smile!
Your teeth are incredible; they allow you to enjoy your favorite foods, they stimulate your jawbone, and they help you communicate clearly with your loved ones. That’s why our top priority is always trying to maintain your oral health. Sadly, there are some cases where there’s no other option but to have your tooth pulled. If you find yourself in this situation, then know that our emergency dentist will go the extra mile to keep you comfortable during the procedure and find a lifelike tooth-replacement option that completes your smile afterward!
Why Choose Cambridge Square Dental for Tooth Extractions?
- Highly Trained and Experience Dentist
- Same-Day, After-Hours, and Weekend Appointments
- Dental Insurance and Flexible Financing Welcome
Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary
Whether you’re coming in for a routine checkup or a last-minute emergency exam, if we find significant dental damage, we will first see if saving your natural teeth is possible. Sometimes, that’s not an option if:
- A tooth has come loose from advanced gum disease
- The decay has progressed to the point where the tooth is severely damaged
- A dental filling or crown will not protect the tooth from harm
- A wisdom tooth is growing in sideways or is impacted
- There isn’t enough room in your mouth for the tooth in question
Of course, our Marlboro dental team will review both our findings and the treatment options we recommend in-depth at your appointment. That way, you are fully involved in the decision of what the next best steps are.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
Depending on the reason for having your tooth pulled and where it’s located, Dr. Yana Nemtseva will complete a simple extraction or surgical extraction. Simple extractions are used when the tooth in question is above the gumline. In this case, she will thoroughly numb your mouth before using forceps to gently rock your tooth loose. Surgical extractions, on the other hand, are used when the tooth is underneath the gumline, which is often the case with wisdom teeth. This requires a small incision to be made in the gums to assess the tooth. Then, she can carefully remove it.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Following your tooth extraction, you’ll need to focus on recovering. Typically, we recommend taking a day or two off of work; however, three or four days may be needed if your job is physically demanding. During that time, you need to follow the aftercare instructions we give you to a tee, including:
- Not using a straw, spitting, or smoking
- Sticking to soft foods, like vegetable soup and plain yogurt
- Avoiding exercise or physical activity
- Drinking plenty of water
- Keeping your mouth clean
- Using a cold compress for 10 minutes at a time to alleviate swelling
- Taking OTC pain medication as directed
If you have any questions about tooth extractions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!