Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions Old Bridge, NJ

If you're facing a tooth extraction, rest assured that you're in capable hands with our experienced team led by Dr. Pavlushkin. Whether you require a simple extraction or a surgical procedure, we tailor our approach to your specific needs, ensuring a personalized treatment plan that considers your overall well-being.

Understanding Extractions

A tooth extraction is a dental procedure during which a tooth, or teeth, is completely removed from its socket. There are two main types of dental extractions: simple extraction and surgical extraction.

Simple Extraction

Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible and easily accessible. Dr. Pavlushkin uses specialized instruments to loosen the tooth before gently removing it with forceps. This procedure is relatively straightforward and is often used for teeth that are decayed, damaged, or require removal for orthodontic reasons.

Surgical Extraction

Surgical extractions are necessary when a tooth cannot be easily accessed, such as when it has not fully erupted or has broken beneath the gum line. During a surgical extraction, Dr. Pavlushkin makes a small incision in the gum tissue to gain access to the tooth. In some cases, surrounding bone may need to be removed, or the tooth itself may need to be sectioned to facilitate its removal. This process ensures the safe and efficient extraction of the tooth while minimizing your discomfort.

Post-Extraction Care

Following your tooth extraction, proper post-operative care is essential for a smooth recovery. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions tailored to your specific needs. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

  • Apply an ice pack to the affected area for the first eight hours (on for 20 minutes, off 20 minutes) to reduce swelling.
  • Avoid consuming very hot or cold foods and beverages.
  • Avoid foods that require strenuous chewing. Stick to soft foods and liquids to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of damage to tender areas.
  • Take any prescribed pain medication as directed but avoid overuse.
  • If antibiotics are prescribed, ensure you take them regularly to prevent infection.
  • A little bleeding or “oozing” may occur, especially on the first day. Gauze pads should be applied for a full 15 minutes. Contact Dr. Pavlushkin immediately if you experience excessive bleeding or any concerning symptoms.

At Empire Dental Group, we're committed to providing compassionate care and support throughout your dental journey. If you have any questions or concerns about tooth extractions or any other dental procedure, don't hesitate to reach out to our Old Bridge, NJ dental office.

If you have a damaged or infected tooth that requires extraction, Empire Dental Group can help! Call our Old Bridge, NJ dentist office today at (732) 607-0909 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pavlushkin. 

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