Our experts will usually make every effort to save a damaged tooth. But sometimes, it is simply best to remove a tooth to prevent it from causing further problems. When we do decide that an extraction is necessary, we work to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.
Before removing any tooth, we start by taking digital X-rays of the structure and the immediate area. This allows us to determine the safest and most effective method for removing the tooth. We will then provide any necessary sedation. Our practice offers local anesthesia and laughing gas.
Most extractions are completed in a matter of seconds. The patient should not feel any serious pain or discomfort during this process, but they will likely feel a sensation of pressure in the area. We then get to work with controlling any bleeding that follows. The patient will need to bite down on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes so that a blood clot can form. The patient must then take special care not to disturb the blood clot during the next few days.
The recovery process following a tooth extraction usually takes a few days. A patient can apply an ice pack for up to 20 minutes at a time on the outer cheek. This can be helpful for reducing any swelling. After the swelling has gone down, a warm compress can be used to provide comfort.
In addition to standard teeth extractions, Blooming Family Dental also offers wisdom teeth extractions for patients. Very few people end up keeping their wisdom teeth, due to the severe angle at which they grow and the lack of space available for them. Removing these structures as early as possible can help prevent any serious problems or issues from occurring later on.
Visit Blooming Family Dental in West Caldwell if you require a tooth extraction. We’ll work to make the process as easy as possible. Please call us at 973-241-5416 to schedule an appointment.