Dental Extractions in Whitehouse Station, NJ
Safe and Painless Dental Extraction
When your tooth becomes damaged or decayed beyond the point of repair, your only option may be dental extraction, also known as tooth removal. While your dentist will try to salvage the tooth in any way possible before resorting to extraction usually by using root canal treatment or dental fillings, a tooth that is badly decayed and structurally unsound beyond recovery has to be removed.
At Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station, Dr. Gulino and our dental team provide expert tooth removal and wisdom teeth extraction for patients in Tewksbury, Lebanon, Whitehouse Station, and other nearby areas. Our dentists have extensive experience in tooth removal and carefully extract teeth with as little pain and discomfort as possible.
Reasons for Dental Extraction
A dental extraction may become necessary to prevent further complications and restore your oral health. There are several factors that determine if you are in need of tooth extraction:
- Infected teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Impacted teeth
- Irreparably damaged teeth
- Teeth damaged by gum disease
The thought of tooth extraction may seem painful or anxiety-inducing, but getting an extraction when necessary can greatly reduce pain in the long run and resolve the underlying issues. If you’re experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, schedule your appointment at our Whitehouse Station office. We’ll evaluate your oral health and determine the best course of action to alleviate the symptoms and prevent future complications.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth removal is necessary when your wisdom teeth are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth mean they are coming in at an angle and exerting pressure on your adjacent molar. If an impacted wisdom tooth isn’t removed, it can cause pain, and misalignment, and may even become infected over time. It’s best to get impacted wisdom teeth removed surgically by a wisdom teeth extraction specialist. During your appointment, Dr. Gulino will assess your situation and determine the best course of action.
Tooth Replacement Options
We offer tooth replacement options including:
During your initial consultation, one of our dentists will speak with you about your tooth replacement options and help you decide on a treatment option that works best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prevent tooth extraction?
There are a number of dental procedures and dental surgery options that can help to prevent tooth extraction. Preventative dental care and acting quickly when pain arises are two essential keys to salvaging teeth.
Routine teeth cleaning is the first step toward maintaining a healthy set of teeth and gums. By scheduling a cleaning twice a year, your dentist can identify cavities and infections before the teeth become badly damaged. Ignoring pain and sensitivity is likely to result in more severe tooth pain and ultimately irreparable tooth damage.
If you notice anything unusual such as a chipped or cracked tooth, pain or sensitivity in the teeth or gums, or a cavity in a tooth, call us immediately at (908) 534-4001 so we can save the affected teeth.
How painful is tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction is painless. Before starting the procedure, Dr. Gulino will administer a local anesthetic to numb the extraction site. Once he’s ensured you’re numb, he’ll begin removing the tooth.
After the procedure, it’s normal to experience some mild discomfort, but this can be alleviated by taking over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses. If you continue to experience soreness and discomfort after a few days, immediately call our Whitehouse Station office at (908) 534-4001 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Gulino will evaluate your situation before deciding the best course of action.
Experience Gentle Tooth Extractions With Dr. Gulino
Living with cracked or damaged teeth can result in severe tooth pain and impact how you normally function. If you’re experiencing painful tooth discomfort, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gulino at our Whitehouse Station dental practice. Call our office at (908) 534-4001 or you can schedule your appointment online by clicking the button below. We proudly provide services to patients in Hunterdon County, NJ.