Extractions in NJ

Gum Recession

Why Would a Tooth Need to Be Extracted?

Dentists may recommend tooth extraction for a variety of reasons. Teeth-related conditions, such as tooth decay and gum disease, can be treated by extracting a tooth to ensure the rest of your mouth is healthy. Teeth can occasionally be extracted if they are causing damage to adjacent teeth.

Tooth Decay or Gum Disease Treatment:

Dental plaque, which accumulates on teeth over time, is a common cause of tooth decay. Inadequate plaque removal can result in cavities, which eat away at the tooth’s structure. 

To treat this condition, your dentist may recommend removing the damaged portion of the tooth.

Teeth Removal to Prevent Further Damage:

Occasionally, a tooth becomes loose and cannot be saved. To avoid further damage to other teeth or the bone that supports them, a tooth that has been weakened by decay or injury may need to be extracted.

Surgically extracting teeth that are causing harm to others:

Certain teeth may wear down or move in a way that damages or crowds the adjacent teeth over time. In these instances, your dentist may recommend extracting one or more teeth to prevent further harm and discomfort.

What Can I Do To Prepare For a Tooth Extraction?

  1. Mentally prepare. While some anxiety is natural, find ways to divert your attention if you find yourself worrying about the procedure. Maintain a busy schedule, or take a few deep breaths and concentrate on relaxing. 

  2. Utilize over-the-counter analgesics. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen are a few examples. Follow the directions on the package carefully and seek advice from your dentist if you have any questions about your specific situation.

  3. Avoid eating or drinking anything after 12 a.m. the night before an extraction. Additionally, avoid alcoholic beverages; they can reduce blood flow to the gums, making it more difficult for the healing process to begin even after the soreness subsides.