Tooth Extraction Specialist

Academy Dental -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Academy Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Hamilton, NJ & East Orange, NJ

Dr. Thind uses modern day techniques and equipment to reduce pain and discomfort during tooth extractions. She provides services for patients throughout Mercer and Essex Counties including Hamilton, East Orange, Robbinsville, Bordentown, Lawrenceville, Elizabeth, Trenton, and Newark, New Jersey and neighboring cities of Orange, South Orange, West Orange and Irvington, New Jersey, with a focus on maintaining their dental health for a lifetime.

Tooth Extraction Q & A

Why Would a Tooth Need to Be Removed?

Tooth extractions can become necessary because of reasons which range from mild to complex. Extractions due to crowding may be necessary to free up room in the mouth. This is most common because of the arrival of wisdom teeth. Infections, damage, or disease may be another reason to extract a tooth. If an infection or decay becomes too aggressive to treat, the faulty tooth may need to be removed before it spreads disease to other healthy teeth.

What is the Procedure Like?

Before the extraction, the patient will have their mouth numbed and may possibly be sedated depending on the procedure. Usually patients are sedated for more complex procedures, however, they can also be sedated if they have a phobia of the dentist. If the tooth is impacted, or difficult to remove, the dentist may break the tooth into smaller pieces for easier extraction. At the conclusion, the tooth extraction site or “socket” is filled with gauze and possibly stitches.  

How Much Pain Should I Expect?

A tooth extraction is a surgery and with any surgery a degree of pain and/or discomfort may be present afterwards. You will be provided with a prescription for medication to manage the pain. It is important to follow the instructions on the prescription as they are presented to you. Should you have any questions contact your dentist.  

What is the Aftercare Process?

Generally, the patient is sent home the same day with instructions on aftercare. Avoid eating foods that are hard or difficult to chew. Sometimes it is recommended to rinse the mouth with salt water every few hours to keep the socket hydrated. Patients should continue to brush and floss their teeth as usual, being careful to avoid the area that is healing.  

Insurance Providers

Our office accepts most major dental insurance providers. For additional questions regarding insurance, please contact our office.

Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Careington Care Platinum
Delta Dental
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey