Do you have a loose tooth? Your family dentist in Pennington NJ offers tooth extractions for all ages.
Is tooth decay putting your teeth at risk? Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci will always try to save as much of your natural tooth as possible. However, left untreated, tooth decay may damage a tooth beyond repair. If a tooth is damaged or has experienced significant decay, a tooth extraction may be necessary. Other reasons a tooth may need to be extracted include:
- Recent trauma due to an accident
- A tooth is impacted
- Significant infection has taken over the tooth
Tooth extractions may also be necessary to reduce overcrowding. For example, removing a tooth in an overcrowded mouth can allow space for other teeth to re-align. Wisdom teeth are often extracted for this reason or if they are impacted.
Tooth extractions can be performed in the comfort of our Pennington Family dentist office. Once the tooth is extracted, Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci may recommend replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant and crown. Depending on the location and your oral health, we will determine the best solution for your unique smile. We will only recommend necessary procedures, and never try to up-sell unrelated treatments.
Tooth Extractions in Pennington, NJ
The tooth extraction process is a standard procedure that is quick and simple. Our dental care team will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed before beginning your treatment. First a local anesthetic will be administered. We may also recommend dental sedation options for those with dental anxiety. After the area has been numbed, Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci will use dental tools to release the small ligaments holding the tooth in place. With a gentle rocking motion, your tooth will slowly be pulled out. Some patients may experience a pressure sensation, but typically little to no pain is felt. Once the tooth is removed, the socket will be cleaned and covered to minimize bleeding. Your dentist will provide aftercare instructions to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci also offers wisdom tooth extractions to patients of all ages. We recommend that young patients get their wisdom teeth extracted in their late teens. This helps their other teeth easily grow into proper alignment, while the jaw is still developing. Adults with wisdom teeth can benefit from getting them removed as well. As an adult, it takes more time to heal from tooth decay. Removing wisdom teeth before they become an issue can save you from costly dental procedures in the future.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci provides tooth extractions in Pennington NJ for all ages. We welcome patients from Mercer County and surrounding communities. We also offer options to replace lost teeth for a complete smile. Schedule a worry-free consultation online, or call our dentist office at (609) 303-3058 today.