At Glamorous Smile Dental Spa, we want all of our patients to keep all of their teeth. However, if a tooth extraction is in the best interest of your oral health, we will pull the tooth. We will work to make the process as stress-free and painless as possible.
Our dentist will always work to restore your damaged or decayed tooth with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. Sometimes, however, the damage or decay can be too extensive for these methods to fully restore your tooth of its natural appearance and function. To prevent the tooth’s decay from damaging the surrounding teeth or gums, we may need to pull the tooth.
A tooth extraction only takes one appointment. The procedure typically begins with the administration of a local anesthetic. This will be done through an injection to the site of the extraction. The local anesthetic will work to block the pain receptors in the immediate and surrounding area, so you will remain pain-free and stress-free during the extraction. If further sedation is necessary, we have a variety of options available. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, our dentist will use special tools to remove the tooth. The actual removal of the tooth is virtually painless, and in most cases, you will only feel pressure.
The most important step in a tooth extraction is in the recovery. Our dentist will have you bite down on a gauze pad for 20 to 30 minutes to let the blood clot form. Once the blood clot forms, you should avoid using straws or eating chewy and hot foods. To reduce swelling, place an ice pack on the outside of your cheek.
Do you need to have a tooth removed? For teeth extractions in Springfield Township, please call our spa-like dental office at (732) 234-9024 to schedule your appointment today.