Tooth Extractions in Northern New Jersey

Expert tooth extractions by our Northern New Jersey surgeons.

Having a tooth pulled may not be pleasant, but it’s often necessary–either to make way for a permanent tooth, or when a tooth becomes infected, decayed, or otherwise jeopardizes your health. Our Northern New Jersey Garden State Dental dsurgeonentists provide affordable and professional extraction services to ensure you get appropriate care before, during, and after a tooth extraction procedure.

Before tooth extraction.

In most cases, a tooth extraction results in only mild pain. If you’re concerned about sensitivity, ask your Garden State Dental surgeon about a local anesthetic to numb the area. If you need more than one tooth removed, or if the tooth is in a particularly sensitive area of the mouth, your surgeon may suggest a general anesthetic so that you sleep throughout the extraction procedure.

During a tooth extraction.

First, your surgeon will numb the gum with a local anesthetic. Once you’re comfortable, the surgeon will gently loosen the tooth by rocking it back and forth. After the tooth becomes sufficiently loosened from the gum, the surgeon will extract it, placing gauze over the socket to prevent excess bleeding. You may be asked to bite down on the gauze, holding it in place while a clot forms.

After a tooth extraction.

If your tooth is removed for reasons other than to make way for a permanent tooth, your surgeon may recommend a replacement. Otherwise, the teeth surrounding the now empty space may shift and lead to potential problems. There are many different replacement methods available. Your surgeon will discuss your options and recommend the best one based on your needs. It may be necessary to wait until your mouth has completely healed before having your tooth replaced.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the back of your mouth that grow in around adulthood—yet rarely without pain or other problems. While many people never develop wisdom teeth at all, those who do frequently require their extraction. Sometimes, the teeth are misaligned or don’t have the necessary space to develop properly. When this happens, they will need to be removed to avoid further complications.

How a wisdom tooth is removed.

Most wisdom tooth removals are fairly routine procedures, performed in an outpatient setting under local or general anesthesia. If your surgeon decides your wisdom teeth require removal, he or she will discuss your particular procedure beforehand. Please let your surgeon know if you have any special concerns, allergies, medical conditions, or pain sensitivities.

Reasons for wisdom tooth removal.

If your Garden State Dental surgeon recommends extraction, it may be due to a tooth’s poor alignment or the pain you’ve experienced during its development. Occasionally, a wisdom tooth that’s unable to break through the gum becomes impacted. Or, the space in your mouth may simply be too small for the new tooth. It’s best to follow your surgeon’s advice. Otherwise, the wisdom tooth may become infected and develop a painful cyst.

Coping with wisdom tooth pain.

Although it’s usually best to have a problem wisdom tooth pulled promptly in order to avoid further pain and complications, sometimes an infection needs to be treated first. If required to wait, you can take steps in the interim to reduce pain, swelling, and discomfort. Home remedies, such as rinsing with warm, salty water, can provide temporary pain relief. Applying ice to the outside jaw area for short intervals may also help, as will over-the-counter pain relievers.

When is it safe to keep wisdom teeth?

Trust your surgeon’s advice on whether or not to keep your wisdom teeth. If extraction is recommended, it may be because a wisdom tooth has the potential to cause excessive pain or more serious problems that could impact good oral and general health. When wisdom teeth don’t develop properly, damage and disease can result. Don’t risk your health or your existing, healthy teeth for these nonessential third molars.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I have never had a better dental experience in my life! Nancy was a pleasure to deal with. She described the details of my consultation in a clear concise and professional manner. Garden State Dental […]
James O.
Very professional, friendly and courteous staff. I would recommend this dental office highly!
Mary N.
Very professional and courteous, explained the whole process before start, and provide advise and recommendations, place clean and organized. Great experience!!
Anonymous
Love this office!
윤정아
Amazing professionals, excelente services, very knowlegeble. I was extremely with the treatment provided. Highly recommend.
Nydia G.
The dentist and the dental assistant where very warm and friendly. The dental assistant was very considerate and did everything she could to make me feel comfortable.
Karan W.
Exceptional–the receptionist, Aida, was very accommodating and made the trip to the dentist not so bad! (Who would’ve thought) Very easy to make an appointment.
Astrid M.
Hi Garden State Dental! My family has been going to Garden State all our lives. The bedside manner is extraordinary; the doctors and dental technicians are so personable and really take time to get […]
Karyne B.
Dr Littman is the best. Caring about his patients is his top priority. He always makes sure you are comfortable and pain free. I have already recommended GSD to my friends.
Mildred C.
The staff is so friendly and gentle. I felt very comfortable.
Jose G.
Both myself and my children have had great experiences at Garden State Dental. I had braces as a teenager and did not wear my retainers so my teeth had shifted and were crooked. As an adult I was […]
Kelly A.
This office is all around great! they took my husband in last minute as a new patient for an emergency and set him up with a dental plan that night. great staff, down to earth and very friendly! we […]
Kat B.
Great services,friendly staff!! Efficient dentist will definitely come back.
Jyana V.
Great experience… been coming for years and always pleasant!
Linda G.
I saw Dr. Mark and Alina and they are absolutely wonderful. They gave me a wonderful experience, consultation, and cleaning. They explained every step of the way. I would highly recommend them to […]
Vanna C.
I have been going to this office for as long as I can remember and they have always treated me with kindness and respect. Devita and Diana always greet me with a smile and are very quick to go above […]
Dennis
This is an amazing office with an excellent staff. They are very accommodation with all of your needs, whether it be rescheduling or if you are running late. In addition, the dentist at the office […]
Justin P.
Great staff and professional service!
Trevor N.
Kind & courteous staff! Love it here!
Joyce G.
I have been phobic of dentists for many years, until now. The staff and Dr. Mike are so calming and look out for your every need, not just your teeth. I would never go to any other dentist office […]
Yvonne H.
Find a Location
Near You
Healthcare Financing with
CareCredit
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here