Tooth Extractions Paramus, NJ

For any variety of reasons, you and Dr. Shnayder may decide that you need a tooth extraction. Some teeth need extraction due to severe decay, while others can have extensive periodontal disease or be damaged in a manner that requires extraction due to irreparable damage. In order to prepare for orthodontic treatment or because they are malpositioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), other teeth may also need to be removed.

A single missing tooth may result in issues with your ability to chew, issues with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, all of which can negatively affect your oral health.

In most situations, Dr. Shnayder will go through alternatives to extractions as well as the replacement of the removed tooth in order to prevent these issues.

The Technique for Removing Teeth

The dentist will need to use a local anesthetic to numb your tooth, jaw bone, and surrounding gums before performing the extraction.

You’ll feel a lot of pressure when the extraction is being done. This is the result of the tooth being forcibly rocked to open the socket for extraction. Since the anesthetic has blocked the transmission of pain to the nerves, you just experience pressure; the nerves that transmit pressure are not significantly impacted.

During the extraction, if you experience any discomfort, please let us know right away.

Sectioning a Tooth

Some teeth must be divided. This is a relatively typical treatment used when a tooth is too tightly fixed in its socket or the root is too bent to allow for removal. The doctor simply separates the tooth into its component parts and then extracts each piece separately.

Following tooth extraction

See the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Instructions” for further information on post-tooth extraction home care.