Tooth Extractions in Mountainside, NJ
At Mountainside Family Dental, we hope to help you maintain your healthy smile and keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. We consider tooth extraction to be the last resort. With that said, however, sometimes you may need to have a tooth removed to protect your smile and dental health.
If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll be happy to know that your team at Mountainside Family Dental is here for you, and we can guide you through most types of dental extractions and even help you with tooth replacement if you need it.
When Do I Need a Tooth Extracted?
Our dentists in Mountainside may recommend a tooth extraction in these situations:
- A severely decayed or infected tooth that we can’t save with a root canal
- A tooth that cracked or fractured beyond repair
- A tooth that has suffered trauma
- Overcrowded teeth that we need to remove for orthodontic treatment
If you need to have a tooth removed, rest assured that our team is here to support you throughout the extraction procedure and while you recover. We also provide solutions for tooth replacement to help restore your smile.
Your Comfort Is Our Top Priority
If you need a tooth extraction near Union County, Dr. Robert Kudla, Sr. and Dr. Robert Kudla, Jr. are the dentists patients trust to complete their procedure comfortably. We use anesthetics to make sure that you're comfortable throughout your procedure, and we’ll support you afterward to ensure that you have a smooth and stress-free recovery.
How to Have a Smooth Recovery
It's important to rest and take good care of yourself after a tooth extraction. Soft foods are the best choice for the first couple of days, and you can take pain medication as needed to ensure that you're comfortable. After surgery, you should avoid smoking and drinking through a straw for a few days, as sucking can loosen the blood clot protecting your extraction site.
Some swelling after surgery is normal, and icing the area (20 minutes on 20 minutes off) can help to reduce swelling. If you notice any excessive pain, bleeding or swelling after surgery, don't wait to contact Mountainside Family Dental. We're here to support you throughout your recovery process.
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If you’re having a tooth removed, it’s a good idea to plan on replacing it as soon as you can, even if it’s not visible in the back of your mouth. A lost tooth that isn’t replaced can result in bone loss and neighboring teeth moving out of alignment.