You expect your teeth to last a lifetime, but sometimes injury, disease, or decay means you need an extraction. At East Brunswick Periodontics and Dental Implants in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Nima Mirmadjlessi, DDS, MSD, performs simple and surgical extractions when necessary to promote your oral health. Call today or use the online tool to set up an appointment if you need a tooth extraction.
Tooth extraction is sometimes the best choice for a damaged, diseased, or misplace tooth. Lifestyle choices, genetics, trauma, and decay are all factors that can lead to tooth extraction.
Common reasons Dr. Mirmadjlessi recommends a tooth extraction include:
Tooth extraction isn’t always the first line of treatment in these cases. Dr. Mirmadjlessi carefully considers your oral health before recommending any treatment.
Dr. Mirmadjlessi performs an extraction in one of two ways, depending on the state of the affected tooth.
Dr. Mirmadjlessi performs a simple extraction when the majority of your tooth is visible above the gumline. He loosens the tooth with a special dental instrument called an elevator. He then uses forceps to remove the tooth completely.
If you have a tooth that hasn’t yet erupted through your gum or broken off at your gumline, you need a surgical extraction. Dr. Mirmadjlessi makes a small incision in your gum to remove the tooth. He applies stitches to help your gum heal. The procedure is minimally invasive and is best for your oral health.
You receive a local anesthetic or IV sedative for both types of extractions, so you don’t feel pain during the procedure.
At the time of extraction, Dr. Mirmadjlessi may place a bone graft to preserve your jawbone. This is important if you plan to get a dental implant to fill in a gap left by a missing tooth.
Healing from an extraction takes about 3-4 weeks. If you plan on getting a dental implant after extraction, you’ll have to wait a few months.
In the days following your surgical extraction, follow all the directions provided by your dentist to ensure the area heals correctly and you don’t experience complications like infection or dry socket.
Call East Brunswick Periodontics and Dental Implants to schedule your extraction appointment, or use the online tool to book.