(732) 276-4135

Garden State Dental of East Brunswick
422 Highway 18 North, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Have you just learned you need a tooth pulled? It is not nearly as bad as it sounds. Getting a tooth pulled is a common procedure which does not hurt. It literally takes longer for the local anesthesia to numb the tooth and gum than it does for a dentist to remove the tooth.

How Much Does Having a Tooth Pulled Cost?

Factors which influence your tooth extraction cost include the type of extraction you need, either dental or surgical, the tooth’s placement, and whether you have dental insurance coverage. If you would like to learn how much your tooth extraction will cost, please contact us to arrange an appointment. Our dentist cannot give you an estimate without performing an examination to determine the tooth’s condition.

How Do Dental and Surgical Extractions Vary?

Dental extractions are simple procedures where a dentist loosens a tooth with a tool called an elevator, grasps it with forceps and pulls it out. The tooth needs to be visible above the gum line for this type of extraction. Surgical extractions are more complicated since a dentist or oral surgeon has to access the tooth under the gum line and remove it. You’ll have stitches at the incision site and the area will take longer to heal.

When Isn’t There an Alternative to a Tooth Extraction?

There are several situations, outlined below, where there is no alternative treatment. You could have an extraction to prepare for braces or you could have a tooth with a serious abscess where the infection is in danger of spreading to your other teeth.

Will a Dentist Pull My Terribly Damaged or Decayed Tooth?

Our dentist will see if it’s possible to save your tooth, but if the damage or decay is too extensive, he or she will pull it for you. This will stop your pain.

When Do Dentists Recommend Pulling Baby Teeth?

Our dentist may suggest pulling your child’s baby tooth if it is badly broken and the adult tooth will come in soon. Extractions are quick and easy. However, it isn’t worth putting your child through the long healing process if the tooth would have fallen out soon anyway. Our dentist may also recommend extraction for a tooth too decayed for repair. It’s likely your child is in pain and the extraction will end the pain. If you need a dentist experienced with putting children at ease, please contact our office to set up an appointment.

If I Have Advanced Periodontal Disease, Will a Dentist Pull My Teeth?

When you have advanced gum disease, it gradually eats away at the ligaments holding your teeth in place, making it difficult to save the tooth. We understand a loose tooth is uncomfortable, especially when chewing, and we would prefer to extract it than let it fall out on its own when there’s a chance infection can set in.

Can a Dentist Provide Tooth Removal Services If My Teeth Are too Crowded?

Yes, some people have extra teeth in their mouth that need to be removed to protect other teeth. Our dentist will also pull teeth to prepare their patients for orthodontic work.

What Are the Aftercare Instructions Post Tooth Extraction?

When you leave our office, you’ll have a piece of gauze to bite down on to help stop the bleeding at the extraction site. It should stop bleeding after about an hour. Your dentist will give you a list of things you shouldn’t do which could disrupt the blood clot which forms at the site, including not rinsing your mouth out in the first 24 hours. You’ll also leave with instructions for dealing with the minor discomfort and swelling which may occur.

What’s a Normal Tooth Extraction Healing Period?

With a dental extraction, you should rest for at least 24 hours, engaging in only non-strenuous activities. Your dentist will provide more detailed instructions. You can expect a non-molar, simple extraction to heal in about one week to 10 days. If you’re getting a restoration to replace the tooth, you must wait from one month to several months for the site to heal completely.

If you need a tooth extraction in East Brunswick, please call us at (732) 276-4135 to make an appointment.

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