In most cases, preventing tooth loss is the objective of dental care. Whenever possible, our dental team at Green Meadow Dental wants to preserve natural teeth. However, there are circumstances where teeth do need to be removed for the health and comfort of our patients. When tooth extractions are needed, we offer stress-free and pain-free procedures at our dental center in Newington, CT.
Gum disease, infection or trauma can result in irreparable damage to teeth. While some tooth disorders can be fixed with root canal therapy or tooth repairs, not all are effective for every patient. If a tooth is causing pain or misalignment, it may be best to remove the tooth to resolve the symptoms.
Our dentist at Green Meadow Dental can perform a thorough exam to determine solutions for a problem tooth. If treatment is not recommended or the patient prefers to remove the tooth versus undergo treatment, a tooth extraction can be performed.
Tooth Removal Surgery
Removing a tooth is completed with oral surgery. This is a quick and painless procedure. The tooth is completed numbed before the surgery. In most cases, the tooth can be extracted without incisions. The average tooth extraction surgery requires less than a half-hour once the tooth is numbed.
After a tooth extraction, the gum tissue will need to heal. Patients should plan to rest for a day or more to allow their mouth to recover and a solid clot to form. It is important to keep the area clean and to avoid certain movements that can dislodge the clot and cause a dry socket. Avoiding sucking on straws or smoking/vaping can help the gum tissue heal correctly.
If you live in New Britain, Berlin or the greater Newington, CT, area, Green Meadow Dental is your source for excellent dental care. We offer comfortable tooth extractions in a relaxing atmosphere. Contact our office to schedule your tooth removal consultation or procedure. Most insurance plans are accepted at our practice and financing is available.