As dental professionals, the team at Center for Advanced Dentistry will try to save your natural teeth whenever possible. There are some instances, however, in which tooth extraction is necessary to preserve your overall oral health. At our Red Bank, NJ, practice, Dr. Michael J. Bixby has over 20 years of experience, and is equipped to provide a wide range of dental services, including general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments.
The thought of a having a tooth removed can make many patients uneasy. However, extraction offers a number of advantages, including:
While Dr. Bixby will try to preserve your natural tooth whenever possible, he may suggest an extraction if you have:
Before beginning your tooth extraction, Dr. Bixby will ensure you are comfortable. In addition to administering local anesthesia, he also offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help stay relaxed throughout your procedure.
If your tooth is badly damaged or decayed, seek treatment as soon as possible.
Next, special dental instruments will be used to gently loosen the tooth and lift it from its socket. In some cases, a small incision may be necessary to access the problematic tooth. Once it has been extracted, Dr. Bixby will clean the socket to ensure that all infected tissues have been removed. Finally, any incisions will be closed with sutures and a small gauze pack placed over the site to promote blood clot formation.
If your tooth is badly damaged or decayed, seek treatment as soon as possible. Prompt treatment can help prevent more serious problems from developing. At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, we accept CareCredit® and Chase Health Advance financing options to help patients afford the treatment they need. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment at our practice, contact us by calling (732) 224-1160.