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. Tooth extractions may also be necessary to reduce overcrowding. For some patients removing a tooth will allow space for their 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 & Spa 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 can determine the best solution for your unique smile.
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.