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Tooth Extractions – Randolph, NJ

For When There’s
No Other Choice

 

It goes without saying that salvaging a tooth whenever possible will always be preferable to having it removed. After all, your natural teeth are essential for biting, chewing, and keeping your jawbone healthy. There are situations, though, where a tooth extraction is simply unavoidable. Drs. Glen and Zachary Goldstein and the rest of our team are here to help you stay comfortable every step of the way before, during, and after an extraction. Call us right away if you think you might need tooth extractions in Randolph, NJ.

Why Choose Randolph Dental Care
for Tooth Extractions?

  • Variety of Sedation Options
    for Comfortable Treatments
  • Dental Implants Available for
    Replacing Removed Teeth
  • Highly Experienced Dentist
    and Knowledgeable Team

Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Man in need of tooth extraction holding jaw in pain

  • Severe Injury: Typically, broken teeth are repaired with crowns. However, if a tooth has been broken in a way that prevents it from supporting a restoration, it will have to be extracted instead.
  • Infection: Root canal therapy is generally the first choice for dealing with a severe infection, but the tooth may need to be removed if it’s beyond salvaging.
  • Impaction: A tooth that can’t break through the gum line will need to be removed before it starts causing irreversible damage. This is often the case for wisdom teeth.

How Tooth Extractions Work

Metal clasp holding extracted tooth

Most extractions can be done relatively quickly. An instrument called an elevator is used to loosen the tooth from the bone before we gently remove it with forceps. In the event that the tooth did not grow in fully or doesn’t have enough structure left to grasp with forceps, it might be necessary to push back the gums and remove some of the surrounding bone so that the extraction will be performed. In any case, your mouth will be numbed for your comfort. We also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to provide a more comfortable experience.

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