Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal in Derry, NH
Believe it or not, sometimes removing one or more teeth is the best way to improve your dental health as a whole. We only perform extractions when strictly necessary, and when we do remove a tooth, we’re confident that you’ll notice a positive difference in your oral health.
There are multiple reasons why a tooth extraction might be the best option for you, including the following:
- Orthodontics. Sometimes removing one or more teeth can be an important step towards repairing a crooked or damaged bite by providing more space in the patient’s jaw.
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- Dental damage. A badly damaged tooth that can no longer be repaired may be better off removed in order to prevent pain and future complications.
- Tooth decay. If a tooth has been severely decayed past the point of repair, an extraction can make sure the neighboring teeth are protected from further decay.
- Wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth often try to grow in despite not having enough room in the jaw, which can lead to painfully impacted teeth or a misaligned bite. Removing these teeth in advance stops the problem before it can start.
- Dental implants. If a patient is in need of dental implants, oftentimes what is left of the old tooth may need to be extracted or removed to make way for the new tooth. Tooth extraction is often a routine component of the dental implants process.
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The Tooth Extraction Process
We know that the thought of having a tooth extracted can be stressful, which is why we make every possible effort to ensure you have a comfortable, pain-free experience. Dr. Craig Rothenberg or Dr. Michael Moskowitz will discuss the entire process with you in advance, and will only perform extractions that are absolutely necessary.
We also use dental anesthesia and other pain-reduction methods so that you won’t have to worry about feeling any pain or anxiety in the dentist’s chair. If there is anything else we can do to give you a better extraction experience, don’t hesitate to tell us!
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Removing wisdom teeth is often a more involved process than a standard tooth extraction, because wisdom teeth are most often removed before they’ve had time to erupt.
To address this, we make sure to use pain medication that fits the needs of your procedure. With wisdom teeth removal, this might mean general anesthesia, which puts patients to sleep throughout the extraction process.
It also generally takes more time to recover from having wisdom teeth pulled than a standard extraction, but we will be with you every step of the way to make sure your recovery is as straightforward and painless as possible. Dr. Craig Rothenberg will give you professional guidance on how to reduce pain, avoid potential complications, and will provide any other advice you might need.
We can remove non-impacted wisdom teeth. If a patient is dealing with impacted wisdom teeth, we are happy to refer those patients to the necessary resources.
If you’ve had a tooth removed due to damage or decay, Dr. Craig Rothenberg will most likely recommend replacing that tooth as soon as possible. Replacing a missing permanent tooth quickly will have positive effects in both the short and long term, and not just on your appearance!
Dental Implants | Dr. Craig Rothenberg will likely recommend a dental implant to fill the gap left behind by a tooth extraction, although this recommendation will depend on your individual dental needs. Whatever tooth replacement option you receive, you can rest assured that your tooth replacement will look and function just like a natural tooth.
Replacing an extracted tooth with a dental implant will not only give you a more complete smile, but will help you maintain a strong, healthy jawbone and prevent your bite from becoming crooked or misaligned. We strongly recommend replacing an extracted tooth with a dental implant in order to avoid complications in the future.
Implant-Supported Dentures | If you are already missing the majority of your teeth or a tooth extraction will remove your last remaining teeth, implant-supported dentures are an excellent choice for a full-mouth restoration. With implant-supported dentures we can permanently affix a custom denture to a few strategically placed dental implants for a permanent smile solution that lasts.
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Dental Bridges & Bridgework | A dental bridge is a common solution for filling the gap left behind after having a tooth pulled. A dental bridge is a natural-looking false tooth that is supported by the teeth on each side of the gap. A dental bridge looks and functions just like a regular tooth and is an effective solution for missing teeth from a tooth extraction.
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With Dental Extractions, You Won’t Have to Live With Damaged or Painful Teeth
If you’re concerned about incoming wisdom teeth or a badly damaged or decayed tooth, contact us today! We can talk you through the advantages of extractions and help you decide what procedure is right for you.