If our trained dentists near you notice a chipped, damaged, or decayed tooth, they will first try to fix the problem by performing a root canal, placing a crown, filling, bridge or implant. However, at times, the tooth may be too damaged, decayed, or have undergone severe trauma.
In this case, we may need to extract the tooth or remove it from its socket. This procedure is known as a ‘tooth extraction.’
While we try our best to save your natural tooth as far as possible, our highly skilled dentists at So Good Dental may need to remove a tooth for the following reasons:
It’s best to consult our supportive dentists in Fort Lee, NJ to get the problem diagnosed and resolved.
It’s best to avoid eating anything for a few hours before the extraction procedure. Tooth extractions near you may be surgical or simple, depending on the location of the offending tooth and the number of tooth roots. We use effective dental sedation methods that make the procedure pain-free and comfortable.
Patients may experience pressure as we prise the tooth from the socket but will feel no pain. Some soreness may be present after the procedure, which will subside in two to three days. Surgical tooth extractions may require a slightly longer healing time up to three or four days.