Tooth Extractions

Why is Teeth Extraction Necessary?

If a tooth has been damaged by trauma or decay, your Hawthorne dentist will try to restore the tooth with a filling, crown or root canal. In many cases, these procedures are successful in saving the tooth, but if enough tooth structure has been destroyed to render the tooth un-salvageable, extracting the tooth may be the only other option. 


Other common reasons for the removal of teeth include:

  • Tooth is very loose
  • Baby teeth or extra teeth in the mouth are blocking other teeth from growing in
  • To make room for orthodontic treatment and the shifting of teeth 
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Teeth have become infected as a result an underlying medical condition that weakens the immune system; medical treatment; or organ transplants
  • Impacted or problematic wisdom teeth 


Types of Extractions

There are two types of extractions performed: simple and surgical.  Simple extractions involve removing a tooth that can be seen in the mouth using a local anesthetic.  Your Hawthorne dentist will gently loosen the tooth so that it can be removed from the mouth. 


Surgical extractions are used during more complex procedures, such as when a tooth is broken off at the gum line or has not grown into the mouth yet.  Because most surgical extractions involve a small incision in the gum, it is often performed by an oral surgeon and the patient is administered a general anesthesia.


Tooth Extractions Hawthorne NJ

Preserving and saving a patient’s natural tooth is always the main goal for a dentist, but in some cases, it is not always possible. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, a patient has many options for replacing their tooth following extraction including dental implants, dentures and bridges—all of which produce a beautiful, natural smile.

To learn more about Tooth Extractions or to schedule an appointment, call Dental Arts Design at our Hawthorne, NJ dental office now at (973) 427-2121

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