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Tooth Extractions Specialist

Chusid Dental Group -  - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Chusid Dental Group

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in West Orange, NJ

Your teeth are strong, but sometimes they can suffer damage or decay. When this happens, tooth extractions can prevent damage from impacting the rest of your teeth and the health of your mouth. For the highest quality dental care for all ages, trust Michael Chusid, DMD, Jonathan Salazar, DMD, and the dental team at Chusid Dental Group in West Orange, New Jersey. Whether you know you need a tooth extracted or you’re experiencing tooth pain, contact the team by phone for a consultation today.

Tooth Extractions Q & A

What is a tooth extraction?

A tooth extraction is a common dental procedure in which one or more teeth is removed. Also known as getting a tooth pulled, a tooth extraction might be necessary if you have a damaged tooth, severely decayed tooth, or impacted wisdom teeth.

When children lose their baby teeth, permanent teeth grow in to replace them. But if you have an adult tooth pulled, another tooth will not replace it. Dental implants, bridges, or dentures are artificial teeth made to replace natural teeth that you’ve lost.

Why do I need a tooth extracted?

Your teeth work together with your gums and your jaw to help you chew and speak. When one or more teeth is damaged or decayed, the function of your whole mouth can be affected. Tooth extraction is a common treatment option for severely decayed or damaged teeth.

Periodontal disease is a common condition that causes tooth decay and loose teeth. Teeth that are damaged from decay, injury, or trauma may need to be extracted to keep decay from affecting other teeth. In some cases, teeth may need to be pulled to eliminate overcrowding and make room for orthodontic work.

If you think you might need a tooth pulled, trust the dentists at Chusid Dental Group. The team is committed to finding the right treatment option to improve and preserve the health of your mouth.

What can I expect when I get a tooth pulled?

The team at Chusid Dental Group performs comprehensive oral exams that may include X-rays to evaluate the health of your teeth. If you need a tooth pulled, the team schedules your extraction.

Many tooth extractions can be performed with local anesthetic, but other types of extractions may require general anesthesia. If you’re nervous about getting a tooth pulled, talk to the team about sedation dentistry. 

When you come in for your tooth extraction, the dentist numbs the area around the tooth. It is loosened from your gums and then extracted from your mouth with dental tools. The area is cleaned and gauze is used to limit bleeding.

After your tooth extraction, follow the team’s guidelines for recovery. You may need to take it easy for a few days following the procedure and avoid hard foods while your mouth heals.

Tooth extraction can make a big difference for your oral health and comfort. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, talk to the experts at Chusid Dental Group to learn more about your options for treatment. Make an appointment by phone with the dental team today.