Sometimes no matter well you take care of your smile, a tooth needs to be removed. This usually happens to children whose baby teeth are blocking their adult teeth from coming in, although an adult’s tooth may need to be extracted if it’s become badly damaged or decayed, or impacted. At Hudson Family Dental in Union City, NJ, we perform both simple and surgical tooth extractions.
Simple Tooth Extractions
Simple extractions are any tooth removal that occurs when the tooth has already protruded through the gum. This accounts for the majority of tooth removals and only requires a local anesthetic.
Surgical Tooth Extractions
Surgical tooth extractions are only necessary if the tooth has not yet erupted or if surgical methods are required to remove it, such as in the case of wisdom tooth removal. This type of extraction can require either a local or general anesthetic depending on the complexity of the surgery.
Following Dental Extractions
After any dental extraction, it’s normal to feel some swelling and discomfort. Eat soft foods, clean the area gently, and avoid using straws in the days following the procedure so as not to disturb the clot. It’s important that the area is allowed to heal properly, so try not to irritate it. If you experience complications after the procedure, please give our Union City dental office a call.
If you’d like to see if a tooth extraction is the right treatment option for your case, give our Union City dental office a call, and we would be happy to assist you.
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Dr. Jasmeet Khurana
Dr. Jasmeet Khurana received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University’s College of Dentistry. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association.