Restore Your Oral Health with Conservative Dental Extractions

While our goal is to preserve your teeth for a lifetime, sometimes tooth removal is necessary. Impacted wisdom teeth and extra or severely damaged teeth present situations that may require extraction.

Dental Associates of Hoboken offers gentle dental extractions in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the surrounding locations. Few patients look forward to oral surgery, but modern methods provide the safest, most conservative care possible.

Why is tooth removal necessary?

While we try everything possible to preserve natural teeth, dental extractions can’t always be avoided. When all other tooth-saving procedures have failed, tooth removal becomes the best possible way to maintain oral health.

Drs. Bari Posner, Anum Ali Giancarlo Brezillion may recommend dental extractions for:

  • Severely decayed or damaged teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Orthodontic preparations
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Ankylosed baby tooth preventing the healthy eruption of a permanent tooth

After discussing all possibilities and determining that dental extraction remains the most viable option, we’ll prioritize your comfort and safety. We use powerful local anesthetics for comfort, but if you are anxious about the procedure, we can include sedation dentistry in your treatment plan. We take every precaution to ensure that even minor procedures are as comfortable as possible.

What should I expect from dental extraction?

Your treatment starts with a consultation to examine your tooth with digital x-rays to determine the best way to extract your tooth. After making sure you’re numb, your dentist rocks your tooth back and forth to loosen it and pull it out from its socket as one whole piece. We are always as gentle as possible to cause little to no trauma to the surrounding structures.

If a tooth is under gum tissue and bone, the dentist makes a small incision on the gums and bone to access the trapped tooth. Often, the dentist breaks the tooth into several pieces for easier removal. The final step is to clean and suture your wound to kickstart healing. Before you go home, we’ll give you aftercare instructions for an event-free recovery.

How do you preserve oral health after a tooth extraction?

While the immediate concern with extractions is the short-term management of your care, we’ll discuss long-term solutions to preserve your oral health. After removing your tooth, you’ll have an empty socket that may lead to health complications like bone loss and “dry sockets.”

One way we preserve your bone after dental extraction is by using a dental graft. After tooth extraction, the alveolar bone that holds teeth firmly in place may lose its height, shape, and density. When the jawbone shrinks, this affects the nearby teeth and facial structure. A bone graft preserves the existing bone level, which is a big plus if you were to replace your extracted tooth with an implant.

While a bone graft is essential, filling the left gap with an implant provides functional stimulation to maintain your jawbone’s density for life. Furthermore, replacing your tooth with an implant prevents adverse effects of tooth loss, including diminished oral function, compromised aesthetics, and reduced confidence.

Does a “dentist near me” offer gentle extractions?

Put your fears about extraction to rest! Dental extractions at Dental Associates of Hoboken are gentle, stress-free, and carefully planned to fit your short—and long-term goals. Call (201) 795-2111 to enjoy safe and gentle extractions from Drs. Posner, Ali and Brezillion.