If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain as a result of intense infection, you should contact Advanced Dental Care of Ridgewood immediately. Robert A. Scherrer, DMD, and the team offer many treatment options, such as extractions, to alleviate symptoms and provide better oral health. Call the Ridgewood, New Jersey, office today to schedule an appointment or book online with the reservation tool.
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that removes an entire tooth affected with severe damage. Extractions are commonly referred to as pulling a tooth. Infection is the leading cause for those that undergo an extraction.
While severe tooth infection leads as the number one reason people seek a tooth extraction, there are several other contributors, such as:
Extractions may be necessary to protect your health if a tooth is unrepairable. The team determines if a tooth extraction is right for you and curates a personalized treatment plan.
A dental extraction is a surgical procedure that can induce pain. Local anesthesia is required before the operation can take place. Dr. Scherrer supplies local anesthesia to mitigate painful sensations and provide a more comfortable experience.
Elective sedation may be a great solution if you experience anxiety or want an even more comfortable extraction experience. Sedation medications come in various forms, such as gas, pill, and intravenous. Speak with the team at Advanced Dental Care of Ridgewood to discuss the best sedation option for you.
Dr. Scherrer first administers local anesthesia to numb the treatment area. Once the anesthesia sets in, Dr. Scherrer uses specialized tools to help remove the affected tooth or teeth. Incisions in the gum tissue provide greater access if severe infection or damage occurs from trauma or bacteria.
Dr. Scherrer then disinfects the area to destroy and prevent bacteria from reentering the newly treated tissues. After this process, any wounds are secured shut with stitches.
Most people return to regularly scheduled activities within a few days after a tooth extraction. It may take up to several weeks post-operation to feel fully recovered.
It’s essential to properly care for the treatment site and prevent complications. Brushing and flossing your teeth as you normally would prevent bacteria from reinfecting the area. Avoid brushing directly over the surgical area until instructed that it’s safe. Additionally, it’s highly recommended to take any medications as prescribed.
To learn about your tooth extraction options, call the Ridgewood, New Jersey office today to schedule a consultation or book through the online portal.