Defined as the removal of a tooth from its socket in the alveolar bone, dental extraction is a surgical procedure that can be used to repair damaged teeth, reduce the risk of infection or help realign crowded teeth. If you’re in need of a dental extraction procedure, including wisdom teeth removal, make an appointment with the expert dentists and specialists at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates.
Reasons Why You May Need A Dental Extraction
Wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding, pain and risk of infection and are often removed to ease these and other symptoms or to prevent further problems down the line. Besides wisdom teeth removal, there are several other reasons why you may need a dental extraction:
You have extra teeth and/or baby teeth that are preventing permanent teeth from coming in.
You’re planning to get braces and need to make room for teeth being moved into place.
You’re receiving radiation and/or cancer drugs that have caused a tooth to become infected.
You have tooth decay that has extended to the pulp and caused a severe infection.
Periodontal disease has caused loosening of the teeth.
What To Expect
At Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, we have a wealth of experience helping patients navigate the surgical process and guiding them to a full recovery. We’ll work with you to tailor a plan to address your needs and ensure your dental extraction procedure goes smoothly, from preparation to recovery. If you’re experiencing tooth pain and discomfort, schedule an appointment at our New Brunswick or Newark office. We accept most insurance plans, and our staff can help you file out-of-network claims.