When you need an extraction to protect your dental health, you’ll need to be sure you have the care of a qualified dental expert. At Dental Studio of Jersey City in Jersey City, New Jersey, Christine Chung, DMD, and Judith E. Roman, DMD, have extensive experience providing dental extractions safely and comfortably. From nitrous oxide and sedation dentistry to state-of-the-art dental technology and a friendly staff, rest assured you and your family are in good hands at Dental Studio of Jersey City. Use the online booking tool or call the dental office today.
A dental or tooth extraction refers to a surgical procedure where your dentist removes your tooth. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth or if your tooth is badly damaged or decayed, your dentist might suggest a dental extraction.
At Dental Studio of Jersey City, most dental extraction procedures can be completed in about 45 minutes. You typically have some type of anesthesia.
If you have anxiety about your dental extraction, Dental Studio of Jersey City provides sedation dentistry options, such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas), to help put your mind at ease. The team makes sure the dental extraction procedure is as painless as possible.
Your dentist might need to remove parts of your bone or gums to properly extract your tooth. During a surgical extraction, your dentist carefully removes your tooth and stitches the wound shut.
You can go home once your anesthesia has worn off. Depending on the type of numbing or sedation used during your procedure, you might need to arrange to have someone drive you home. Your stitches usually dissolve in a few days.
At Dental Studio of Jersey City, your dentist might recommend a dental extraction procedure if:
A dental extraction is often incorporated into certain cosmetic dental procedures, such as treatments with braces or for gum disease.
Following your dental extraction procedure, your dentist gently places gauze on the site to reduce bleeding. Leave the gauze in place for 45 minutes and if you still have bleeding you should remove the gauze before carefully applying a fresh, damp gauze to the area.
A small amount of bleeding is normal. Over time, your mouth heals itself. It typically takes about three weeks for the area to fully heal.
You should continue to floss and brush your teeth, but avoid irritating the teeth near the healing socket. You can gently rinse your mouth, but you should avoid mouthwash for the first few days.
If you have severe pain, increased bruising or swelling, heavier bleeding, or nausea and vomiting, visit Dental Studio of Jersey City for medical attention as soon as you can. The team always prioritizes the dental health and general wellness of you and your family.
To learn more about dental extractions, call Dental Studio of Jersey City or book online today.