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Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions Don’t Have to Be Painful

Pulling teeth doesn’t have to feel like pulling teeth. Just visit Shore Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. We have a state-of-the-art surgical suite and dedicated anesthetist at our Lincroft, New Jersey, dental office.

Have a dental emergency? Call us at (732) 747-4444 so we can prepare for your arrival.

When Extraction Makes Sense

Pulling a tooth is often the last resort after all other options have been exhausted. Tooth extractions are typically recommended in instances where an infected tooth cannot be saved through root canal therapy or other intervention.

The dentist may recommend an extraction following a dental trauma, infection, or in preparation for a dental implant or prosthetic. Only through digital X-rays and examination can a dentist determine the best course of treatment. To schedule a consultation, contact Shore Smiles.

What is it Like to Have an Extraction?

The thought of tooth extractions may seem intimidating. But, here’s the good news. You will experience some discomfort, but not a great deal of pain during your tooth extraction. With the help of a licensed anesthetist, you will be sedated using some form of local, intravenous, and/or general anesthetic.

Your tooth extraction will be performed in a sterile environment. It is recommended that patients arrange transportation home as the anesthesia can cause some post-surgical drowsiness. You will be released with post-operative instructions and medication (if necessary), to help manage any swelling or discomfort.

Have a question about tooth extractions? Call Shore Smiles today!

Tooth Extraction Aftercare Tips

In most cases, the discomfort following a tooth extraction subsides after a week to 10 days. The most important part of extraction aftercare is to ensure the blood socket remains in place and is not dislodged or dissolved. If the blood clot is compromised it can lead to "dry socket," which can expose the nerves and bone within the socket.

The two most common symptoms patients experience following a tooth extraction are pain and a foul taste in the mouth, which may also include bad breath (halitosis).

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