Iwona Wysocka, DDS
Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Bayonne, NJ
Getting a tooth pulled is unpleasant, but sometimes an extraction is necessary to prevent further complications. For quick and professional extractions, turn to Iwona Wysocka, DDS, in Bayonne, New Jersey. When a tooth needs to be removed, Dr. Iwona Wysocka can provide you with the best treatment options. For more information on extractions, call the office today.
Extractions Q & A
Why would my tooth need to be removed?
Your permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but for numerous reasons, some may not. For example, you could need a tooth extracted because it is too severely damaged to keep. Decay, trauma, and lifestyle can all contribute to needing teeth pulled.
Other reasons for extractions include:
- Risk of infection from an unsuccessful root canal
- Risk of infection during chemotherapy or an organ transplant
- Advanced periodontal (gum) disease
- Crowded or extra teeth
What are the steps for an extraction?
There are simple extractions and surgical extractions. When you can see the tooth inside your mouth, it’s called a simple extraction. During this procedure, your dentist will first loosen the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. They will then use forceps to remove the tooth.
A surgical extraction can be more invasive. The tooth may have been broken off at your gum line, or it hasn’t yet come through the surface of your gums, as is typical with wisdom teeth. During a surgical extraction, the dentist might have to cut through the tooth to be able to remove the roots easily.
Your dentist gives you a local anesthetic before both a surgical extraction and simple extraction, so you don’t feel any pain. You will feel some pressure but the whole procedure will be painless. Dr. Wysocka will try to make you as comfortable as possible during the whole procedure.
What is the timeline for healing from a tooth extraction?
While it's contingent on your particular case and the number of teeth and which teeth you had removed, healing can take up to a few months. For the first three days after the extraction, you might feel soreness and general aches and pains in the area of the extracted tooth, just like you would with any other fresh wound.
Since each situation is different, it’s best to contact Dr. Iwona Wysocka and schedule a consultation so you can learn about your options and any necessary follow-up procedures like crowns or dental implants.
To schedule your extraction consultation, call the office today.