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Tooth Extractions – Woodbridge, CT

Gentle Extractions to Protect Your Oral Health

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In most cases, we are able to repair any teeth that have developed decay or damage. Sometimes, though, a tooth (or teeth) can be in such a state that the only viable option is to perform gentle tooth extractions to protect your oral health. When this is necessary, our Woodbridge team takes measures to keep a patient comfortable from beginning to end of the surgical procedure, including answering all questions beforehand and using plenty of local anesthetic.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group for Tooth Extractions?

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

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There are a number of reasons why we may recommend that a patient undergo one or more tooth extractions:

The Process of Removing a Tooth

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We begin the extraction process by numbing a patient’s mouth. We may also administer sedation. Then, we usually take an instrument called an elevator to lift the tooth out of its socket. Next, we use forceps to rock the tooth back and forth in order to break the tissues that are holding it in place. Once the tooth is out, we use gauze to control bleeding.

Some cases are a little more complex. We might have to break a tooth into pieces or create incisions in the gums in order to perform a successful extraction.

Following tooth removal, we can begin the process of planning to fill in the gap in your smile with a bridge or dental implant.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

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Here are some practical things you can do to facilitate a smooth recovery after a tooth extraction:

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