Fort Lee Dental Extractions
A dental extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair. This is commonly due to an infection has that has spread beyond repair methods such as root canal therapy. Some other common reasons for Fort Lee dental extractions include:
- Severe tooth decay or infection may make it impossible or too costly to repair a tooth
- Advanced gum disease may require a tooth to be pulled so it doesn’t affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of your mouth
- A tooth may be extracted if it is blocking other teeth from coming in
- During orthodontic work, teeth may need to be extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place
- Wisdom teeth are often extracted either before or after they come in
What to Expect
Lori M. Nasif, D.M.D. will first administer anesthetic to numb the area and reduce discomfort. During the extraction, you will feel the pressure of the tooth being removed, but will not feel any pain. Typically, Lori M. Nasif, D.M.D. is able to remove your tooth within a matter of minutes. Our practice wants to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Please voice any concerns or questions before the procedure begins. To start, an anesthetic will be administered to numb the infected area. You will experience great pressure as the tooth is extracted, but you will not feel the pain of the removal. The extraction process typically only requires a few minutes.
Immediately after the tooth extraction, a small amount of bleeding is normal and a patch of gauze will be placed in the affected area. The area may bleed minimally for the next 24 hours or so and taper off after that. Follow Lori M. Nasif, D.M.D.’s instructions on how often to change the gauze, and what other post-procedure steps to follow.
If you believe you need Fort Lee dental extractions, like your wisdom tooth, contact Lori M. Nasif, D.M.D. today by calling her office at (201) 224-6430.