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06512 Extractions

Dental extractions in 06512

06512 extractions

06512 extractions

No one wants to lose a tooth, but it’s not always in your power to decide otherwise. If a tooth is badly infected and not likely to benefit from root canal therapy, or if it is fractured or decayed beyond repair, the only option will be our 06512 extractions. At the office of Carl P. Prota, DMD, you can be assured of gentle, expert care so that you will have the utmost of comfort and high confidence in the result.

You can minimize the possibilities of losing a tooth by brushing twice per day, flossing before bed, minimizing your intake of sugar, and having twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings at our office. However, there is no way to guarantee 100% that you will never need to have our 06512 extractions. The most obvious and common sign is a toothache. When you come in our, dentist will examine the tooth and take x-rays to determine the appropriate treatment. If it turns out to be removal of the tooth, you will be sufficiently numbed with local anesthesia beforehand so that the procedure is painless. Once the tooth is taken out, you will be advised to eat only soft foods for the first 24 hours. Choose items like broth, pudding, and gelatin, that you do not have to chew. Rinse frequently with warm salt water, and take over-the-counter pain relief medication as needed. If you have any residual swelling, hold an ice pack on the outside of your mouth. You’ll want to discuss replacing the tooth and an implant may be the perfect option for you. If so, and if you qualify, it may be possible to begin the process immediately after your tooth has been removed. This will give you a head start on the completion of the implant and save you an additional procedure.

To schedule our 06512 extractions by contacting our office to set up a prompt appointment.

1367 North High Street
East Haven, CT 06512
(203) 295-2839

East Haven Extractions

Dental extractions in East Haven

East Haven extractions

East Haven extractions

Getting a tooth extracted doesn’t have to provoke anxiety or fear. At the office of Carl P. Prota, DMD, it is a virtually painless experience. You may need to have a tooth removed due to severe decay, an infected tooth that cannot be saved, a failed root canal, or in the case of wisdom teeth, because they have grown in crooked, only partially, or have become impacted.

The process of our East Haven extractions is similar whether it is a wisdom tooth or any other tooth. The first thing to take into account is the positioning of the tooth. Some are easier to access than others. To begin with, local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your optimal comfort. You will feel the pressure that is being exerted to loosen the tooth and remove it, but you should not feel pain. The gums typically must be cut so that the root of the tooth can be reached. If any bone tissue is blocking the tooth, a common occurrence with wisdom teeth, that bone is removed. Some bone may also be connected to the tooth, and if so that will be detached to make for a smooth process. In the case of wisdom teeth especially, there are nerves and bone that have to be navigated around. It is vital that they are not damaged, and this is why you should rely on an experienced and skilled practitioner like Dr. Prota. Some teeth must be taken out in pieces. Stitches are applied afterward, and gauze used to stem any residual bleeding. If the tooth was not a wisdom tooth, you can begin the process of getting a replacement, such as a dental implant. You may even be able to have it started as part of the same procedure that your natural tooth is taken out.

To book an appointment for our East Haven extractions, call our office on the phone right now.

1367 North High Street
East Haven, CT 06512
(203) 295-2839