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Why You Might Need a Tooth Extraction

March 11, 2020
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Posted By: Monroe Dental Arts
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The thought of a tooth extraction tends to make people nervous. But with a gentle Monroe Township, NJ dentist on your side, having a tooth pulled can be a smooth process. We always make sure the area is thoroughly numb and that you are at ease.

Following extraction, we also offer quality tooth replacement options to restore your smile.

Let’s look at a few reasons you might need a tooth extraction.

Tooth Extraction Due to Decay and Trauma

Having a tooth pulled because of severe decay or trauma is common. Your dentist will try to salvage your tooth, of course, but if it threatens your oral health, we typically recommend extraction.

Following your tooth extraction in Monroe Township, we urge you to consider tooth replacement. Tooth replacement helps keep your bite even and may prevent wear on your enamel.

The best way to avoid extraction because of decay or trauma is to have regular dental exams and teeth cleanings. It’s also crucial to brush and floss daily.

If you compete on a sports team, don’t forget your mouthguard!

Tooth Extraction to Combat Troublesome Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth come in late—long after your adult teeth. In some cases, wisdom teeth cannot erupt because of space issues, or they can encroach and cause pain.

You do not need wisdom teeth for a fully functioning smile, so we typically recommend extraction.

Tooth Extraction Before Orthodontics or Dentures

Having a tooth pulled can open the door to a better or healthier smile.

For example, pulling a tooth allows for more room on your jaw. Orthodontic therapy like Invisalign closes any smile gaps, so no one will guess you’ve had a tooth pulled.

If you’re considering dentures and have significant tooth loss, you may opt to have the few remaining teeth pulled to prepare for your new smile.

Schedule Your Gentle Tooth Extraction in Monroe Township, NJ

At Monroe Dental Arts, we are here for you and ready to provide a gentle tooth extraction.

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