Adult teeth can last a lifetime, but they don’t always. If you have a tooth that is damaged beyond repair, you may need a tooth extraction, especially if the damage is causing you severe pain.
At Roxbury Family Dentistry, we generally prefer to restore a damaged tooth with a filling, crown, and/or root canal whenever possible. In some instances, however, tooth extraction is the best course of action. If you have a tooth that is damaged or otherwise bothering you, come see an experienced dentist at our family dental practice in Succasunna, New Jersey.
Signs That a Tooth Extraction May Be Needed
You should see a dentist at Roxbury Family Dentistry right away if you experience:
- A severe toothache
- Gum pain that worsens when you bite or chew
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- A pus-filled pocket in your gum
- Swollen gums around one or two teeth
- A loose tooth
- A dark or discolored tooth
- A persistent bad taste in your mouth
- Intense jaw pain or stiffness
After performing a thorough oral exam, your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction if the tooth is irreparably damaged due to decay, gum disease, trauma, or infection.
Your Comfort Is a Priority
Some people believe a tooth extraction is a painful and anxiety-provoking experience. At Roxbury Family Dentistry, your comfort is always a top priority. We offer safe and effective sedation dentistry services using nitrous oxide, which can help you feel more relaxed during your dental treatment. And remember, if your tooth is causing you severe discomfort, having that tooth pulled can relieve your pain and help prevent complications.
If we determine that you need a tooth extraction, we will do everything possible to help you feel prepared and comfortable. We will also provide detailed instructions to help ensure proper healing. If you have questions or need emergency dental care, contact Roxbury Family Dentistry at (973) 584-1066 today to schedule an appointment at our office in Succasunna, NJ.