Tooth Extractions – Jersey City, NJ

Tooth Removal Can Be Simple & Comfortable

Dental extractions became necessary when a tooth is badly decayed and/or has suffered enough trauma that the patient would be better off health-wise to have a tooth removed entirely. Our dentistry team only performs this procedure when there is no chance of restoring the tooth, and we go above and beyond to offer simple and stress-free tooth extractions for Jersey City, NJ dental patients provided by our trusted emergency dentist.

Why Choose AV Dental Associates of Jersey City for Tooth Extractions?

  • State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Technology
  • Highly Skilled & Passionate Dentist
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available

Do I Need My Tooth Extracted?

Here are some reasons why teeth may need to be extracted:

  • Overcrowded mouth – Sometimes, pulling one or more teeth is necessary in order to properly treat other crooked and/or overcrowded teeth. Orthodontic treatment involves aligning teeth properly, which might not be possible if you have too many teeth or if your teeth are too large for the shape of your mouth. Some teeth are also removed because they aren’t able to properly erupt through the gum line due to a lack of viable space.
  • Serious infection – If dental decay grows so serious that it reaches the pulp (which is located at the center of the tooth and contains its nerves/blood vessels), infection-causing bacteria can grow. While this issue can usually be corrected by root canal therapy, severe infections may only be treatable through extraction to prevent harm to nearby teeth.
  • High risk of infection – If a patient’s immune system has become seriously compromised by health problems, we may recommend the extraction of a tooth in order to prevent even the risk of infection.
  • Advanced periodontal (gum) disease – When gum disease becomes advanced enough, it may cause the teeth to loosen, which will lead to the need for an extraction.

Tooth Extraction Recovery

Before removing any teeth, our team will provide local anesthetic to ensure the patient’s comfort, especially if we will be removing multiple teeth. Stitches may be necessary after the tooth/teeth have been successfully extracted. In most cases, the recovery period from an extracted tooth lasts just a few days.

We recommend the following:

  • Take painkillers as prescribed to manage possible discomfort.
  • Rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water several times a day to reduce swelling. Mixing 1 tsp of salt in a medium-sized glass with 8 oz. of warm water can help.