Does My Tooth Have to be Removed?

Though the thought of having a tooth removed may be frightening, here at the Dental Associates of Basking Ridge, it does not have to be. We work to make the procedure as simple, comfortable, and as painless as possible. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey dental team to learn more about tooth removal, why it is necessary, and how we help. Here are some of the questions you may have about the process ahead:

What are the different types of tooth extractions?

There are essentially two types of tooth extractions: simple extractions and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are when a dentist can see the problem tooth in your mouth, usually when it is fully grown. In this case, he will first administer a local anesthetic so you feel no pain, and from there, he will gently loosen the tooth with an instrument and remove it with forceps. Surgical extractions are also painless, however, if you have a problem tooth detected under your gums, such as a wisdom tooth, you will generally receive anesthesia through an IV, and from here, your dentist or an oral surgeon will conduct the procedure.

What are some of the most common reasons for a tooth extraction?

There are several scenarios our experienced dental team has handled in the past. Some of the most frequent causes of tooth extraction are as follows:

  • Oftentimes, severe tooth decay leaves no other option than to remove the tooth.
  • To make room for incoming teeth. This is primarily for children who are losing their baby teeth and growing their adult teeth.
  • When a baby tooth does not fall out, preventing the adult tooth from coming in well past the age at which it should have come through, removal may be necessary.
  • You begin growing wisdom teeth–wisdom teeth removal is standard, and nearly everyone has this procedure done at some point. Though there are some people whose wisdom teeth do not pose an issue when they come in, oftentimes, wisdom teeth will become impacted in the gums, which can result in serious pain, as well as potential mouth issues down the road. Our team has helped countless individuals through the tooth removal process for years, and we know we can safely, painlessly do the same for you. Give us a call today.

Contact the Dental Associates of Basking Ridge

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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