Extractions in Danbury, CT

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What Are Dental Extractions?

Dr. Shweta Gujaran and our dedicated staff do everything we can to preserve our patients' natural teeth when possible. However, there are cases that sometimes require the extraction of one or more teeth in order to improve an individual's overall dental health. When this happens, it's also important to reinforce the leftover socket to prevent bone loss in the jaw and to create structure if dental implants are desired in the future. At The Tooth Studio, we provide tooth extractions with bone grafts for patients in Danbury, CT with badly damaged or decayed teeth that can't be repaired. No matter your reason for needing a tooth pulled, we invite you to reach out to our office to learn more about dental extractions and bone grafts. Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gujaran, and find out more about our smile-enhancing techniques.

What Are the Benefits of A Dental Extraction?

While we understand that many of our patients in Danbury, CT might not want a tooth extraction, sometimes it may be necessary. However, there are a number of benefits to having a compromised tooth removed at The Tooth Studio. These could that tooth extractions:

  • Avert impairment and decay of healthy nearby teeth
  • Are performed using a topical anesthetic to dull the area to allow you to remain as comfortable as possible
  • Are a relatively brief process that takes place in-office
  • Can help avoid teeth or gum infection
  • Create room for dental implants to restore the aesthetic and function of the missing tooth

Who Are The Best Candidates For Extractions?

If your tooth is damaged or broken from decay, Dr. Gujaran will make every attempt to repair it using bonding, a filling, or a crown. However, a tooth might be too damaged and must be removed to prevent the infection from spreading and preserve the health of the rest of the teeth. You could also require an extraction to remove a tooth or teeth that can't fit in your mouth. This involves your third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, that develop around the ages of 17 – 21. In older children, infant teeth that have not naturally fallen out may need to be extracted so they do not block the permanent teeth. If you are getting braces or considering Invisalign, you might need a simple extraction to make space for the remaining teeth as they move into their usual place.

What Can I Expect with A Dental Extraction?

The dentists at The Tooth Studio perform dental extractions in-office using local anesthesia to numb any discomfort. In a simple extraction, Dr. Gujaran will loosen up the tooth with a special device called an elevator before removal. A surgical extraction entails making incisions into your gums to get to the tooth. If necessary, the tooth might be broken up into smaller pieces so that it can be removed. Once the tooth has been removed, new bone will be added to the socket before the site is closed up. This bone graft may be taken from elsewhere in the body, or an FDA-approved synthetic material may be used. Over time, the graft will begin to integrate with the existing jawbone, preserving the structure of your jaw. Dr. Gujaran may write a prescription for antibiotics that should be taken before and following the process in case you have a current infection, if your immune system is compromised, if the procedure is complex, or if you have some other specific medical problems.

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Remove Badly Damaged Teeth

A tooth extraction may be necessary for a number of reasons, whether you have a severely damaged tooth or overcrowding in your mouth. Whatever your reason for needing one, a dental extraction and bone graft at The Tooth Studio may provide a significant boost to your oral health. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gujaran at our Danbury, CT dental office to learn more about the different kinds of extractions we perform. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and help guide you to a healthier smile.

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How do I know if I have a tooth that needs to be extracted?

Common signs that a tooth may need extraction include severe pain, infection, and damage beyond repair. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth or teeth that cause overcrowding in the mouth also require removal. If you are wondering about one or more of your teeth, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with Dr. Gujaran and our team at The Tooth Studio so we can examine it and recommend an appropriate treatment.

How can I speed up healing after a tooth extraction?

Initially, it's crucial to minimize physical activity to reduce bleeding risks. Applying ice packs can help manage swelling, and keeping your head elevated while resting aids in reducing bleeding. Oral hygiene is also very important — gentle rinsing with warm salt water after the first 24 hours can keep the area clean. Lastly, adhering to Dr. Gujaran's medication guidelines, including pain relievers and antibiotics, is essential for a smooth recovery.

What can I eat after my tooth extraction?

We recommend sticking to soft, easy-to-chew foods for a few days after your tooth extraction. Suitable options include yogurt, pudding, soups, applesauce, and mashed potatoes. You should also avoid hot, spicy, or hard foods that might irritate the extraction site. Additionally, patients should refrain from using straws to prevent any complications around the extraction site.

What are my options for replacing an extracted tooth?

We offer several options for tooth replacement at The Tooth Studio. These include dental implants, bridges, or dentures, all of which offer their own benefits. During your consultation at our Danbury, CT office, we'll go over your needs and help you choose the best option based on your situation.

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