You and Dr. Maloney may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed, others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Maloney will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth. For more information about tooth extractions, or to schedule an appointment, please use our Appointment form or call our office: Summit Periodontics & Dental Implants, Summit NJ Office Phone Number 908-277-2224.
The Tooth Extraction Process
At the time of extraction Dr. Maloney will need to numb gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.
Sectioning a Tooth
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
After Tooth Extraction
For details on home care after tooth extraction, refer to our After Tooth Extractions page in Patient Information. Call our office with any questions: Summit Periodontics & Dental Implants, Summit NJ Office Phone Number 908-277-2224.