At True Dental Care of Bloomfield, we focus on preventative care to avoid having to extract teeth. We regularly clean teeth, discuss dietary habits and treat gum disease, cavities, and infections. Our goal is always to maintain your oral health and preserve your existing teeth.
At our dental office we specialize in general dentistry. This means that we can help you restore your natural teeth if they have been damaged. If you are experiencing discomfort or think your teeth need repairs, please call us at (862) 285-9066 to schedule an appointment.
If you are considering having a tooth extracted, we will examine it as thoroughly as possible before making a final decision. We want you to know that our top concern is keeping illness and pain at bay. You can trust us to do everything we can to ensure your comfort during the procedure if an extraction is required.
Before we begin, we will always numb your mouth so you won’t feel anything during the process. Tooth extraction procedures vary depending on what is best for each patient.
If you’re anxious about the procedure, remember that there will be some pressure, but it will pass quickly. Moreover, depending on the person, you may not feel any pressure at all during the treatment. We can wiggle a tooth before extracting it from its socket if it has emerged through the gums. Afterward, we’ll clean the area thoroughly and apply gauze to prevent bleeding while you recuperate.
If your wisdom tooth is yet to come in or is buried beneath the gum line, you may need oral surgery to remove it. Here at our dental practice, we typically make an incision in the gums so that there’s a flap we can lift. This gives us a clear view of the impacted tooth. In many cases, we can wiggle the tooth and remove it from its socket this way.
If a tooth has bone or tissue on top of it, we must first remove that. If a tooth is difficult to wiggle and won’t come out easily, we may need to break it apart and remove the pieces. Once the tooth is extracted from its socket, we will wash the area thoroughly before closing the flap and suturing it and then we use gauze to prevent bleeding.
Here at True Dental Care of Bloomfield, while we perform a tooth extraction, we aim to make it as least invasive as possible so that your recovery time post-procedure will be shorter. In most cases, patients recover in our office for about an hour.
During this time, one of our team members will stay with you to ensure that any bleeding has sufficiently slowed and that anesthesia (if used) begins wearing off.
After tooth extraction it would be best to rest at home, and taking a nap is highly advised. Avoid drinking anything too hot or cold to prevent sensitivity for the first few days; instead, drink plenty of water.
For the first few days after your procedure, we recommend not using a straw as it could suction and cause the affected area to bleed. Depending on how the process was done, recovery time will differ, but usually, swelling goes down in a matter of days. At our family dentist’s office, we suggest taking ibuprofen to help with inflammation and using an ice pack or cold compress for 15 minutes.
Gradually incorporate soft foods into your diet as you recover from tooth extraction. That way there’s no need to worry about biting down on anything. We recommend a smoothie made with nutritious ingredients like veggies, fruit, yogurt, and protein powder as a perfect way to maintain high nutrient levels without having to chew. Keeping your mouth clean during the healing process is important too!
While carefully avoiding the surgical region, brush your neighboring teeth as you usually would. Rinse with water and baking soda or an antibacterial mouthwash to prevent infection. We may need to see you again for a follow-up appointment.
We provide preventative care and can assist in an emergency at True Dental Care of Bloomfield. If you’re experiencing severe pain in your tooth or jaw, give us a call since this might be a symptom of a dental abscess or septic infection.
In addition, if you experience pain when chewing or biting down, this may signify a cavity or infection. If you notice pus or bleeding, you must contact our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Are you holding on to your wisdom teeth? You might need to remove them. At our dentist’s office, we invite you to book an appointment with us so we can better understand the state of your teeth through examination and X-rays. Afterward, we’ll be able to tell you whether it is in your best interest to keep or get rid of those wisdom teeth.
In any case, if your wisdom teeth are coming in straighter than most, you may not need to get them removed. It also depends on how much room you have in your mouth and whether they’re growing impacted or not. Plus, if you’ve worn braces before, we might need to take them off so that they don’t push the other teeth forward. For the most part, removing wisdom teeth is similar to taking out any other tooth except for when we do the operation and why.
Is it time to say goodbye to your wisdom teeth? Here at True Dental Care of Bloomfield, we usually recommend getting them removed during the teenage years. However, as people age, they may need general extractions due to a severe infection or significant damage. If you’re unsure whether or not you should keep your wisdom teeth, call us at (862) 285-9066.
The dental team at True Dental Care of Bloomfield is experienced in tooth extractions and can provide you with the best possible care. With years of experience and a dedication to providing quality care, they are the finest choice for getting the job done perfectly. They offer various services to make your experience as comfortable as possible, from sedation dentistry to numbing agents. Above all, they take every measure possible to ensure your comfort and safety during your procedure.
Here at True Dental Care of Bloomfield, you can trust that your extraction will be performed properly, safely, and flawlessly without potential complications. If you need a tooth extraction, the professionals at True Dental Care of Bloomfield are ready to help. Call us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services!
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If you do need to have a tooth extraction, there are several ways that we can go about the procedure. First, we will numb the area of your mouth so that you do not feel any direct discomfort. You will feel pressure during the procedure but otherwise remain relaxed and comfortable. If your tooth has matured and broken through the gums, we can use dental tools to wiggle the tooth and pull it out of the socket. Afterward, the area will be thoroughly cleaned, and gauze will be used to stop the bleeding while you recover. If your tooth is impacted or still below the surface, as is common with wisdom teeth, oral surgery may be necessary for removing it. When completing this procedure in our dental office, we typically create an incision in the gums so that there is a flap. The flap is gently lifted so that we have access to the impacted tooth. In many cases, we can wiggle the tooth and lift it out of the socket. However, if there is bone or tissue on top of the tooth, it will need to be cut away first. If the tooth is particularly stubborn and not budging, we might need to break it into several pieces and remove it that way. Once the tooth has been removed from the socket, the area will be thoroughly cleaned before the flap is placed back down and sutured in place. Gauze is then used to stop the bleeding.
At iSmile Dental Care of Bloomfield, we perform a tooth extraction in the least invasive manner possible to shorten the recovery time. Most of our patients will recover in the office for around an hour while we make sure that the bleeding has sufficiently slowed down, and any anesthesia is wearing off. We typically recommend having someone pick you up after having a tooth extraction. At home, you will want to rest and taking a nap is highly recommended. Be sure to drink plenty of water but avoid drinking anything that is too hot or too cold as this could lead to sensitivity for the first couple of days. We also recommend avoiding the use of a straw, for the first few days, as the suction could cause the affected area to start bleeding. How the procedure was completed will influence how long it takes to recover but, in general, the swelling will go down after a few days. In our family dentist office, we recommend taking ibuprofen to help reduce the swelling and to use an ice pack or cold compress for 15 minutes at a time. During your recovery, you should eat foods that are high in nutrition but soft. Drinking a smoothie with vegetables, fruit, yogurt, and protein powder is an excellent way to keep your nutrition levels up without needing to bite down on anything. As you add foods back in, be sure to start with things that are soft like noodles and gradually work your way up to a full diet. While caring for your mouth after a tooth extraction, you also need to keep your mouth as clean as possible. Brush your surrounding teeth like normal while carefully avoiding the surgical site. You can also rinse with water and baking soda or an antibacterial mouthwash to reduce the risk of an infection developing. We may want to see you for a follow-up appointment, as well.
If you still have your wisdom teeth, you may need to have them removed. We invite you to schedule an appointment with our dentist office so that we can examine your teeth and take X-rays to determine whether or not you should keep your wisdom teeth. Not everyone needs to have them out, so it depends on how much room you have and whether they are growing in straight or impacted. Also, if you have worn braces, they might need to be removed to prevent them pushing the other teeth forward. The process of removing wisdom teeth is roughly the same as any other tooth with the exception of when and why we perform the procedure. At True Dental Care of Bloomfield, we typically recommend wisdom teeth removal in the teenage years. General extractions are more common as people age and have a tooth that needs to be removed due to a severe infection or significant damage. To find out whether or not you should keep your wisdom teeth, call (862) 285-9066 to schedule an appointment today!
At True Dental Care of Bloomfield, we can give you a well-made and durable replacement tooth, regardless of which option you select. However, if you are looking for a replacement option that looks, feels, and behaves like a natural tooth, a dental implant is the most effective. When completing this procedure, we implant a titanium post underneath the gums and secure it to the jawbone. This serves as a replacement root system. Over the course of one to several months, the titanium and bone will fuse together to create a new root system that is as strong as the original. The process of osseointegration makes it possible for us to give you a sturdy and durable tooth replacement you can count on. In our dental office, we will then attach a new tooth that has been specifically created to blend in with your surrounding teeth. An implant is the next best thing to a natural tooth. It is important to note that this is a surgical procedure, and in order to qualify, your jawbone will need to have sufficient density. As such, not everyone qualifies for the procedure. There are, however, other durable replacement solutions, such as a dental bridge.
If you want to replace multiple teeth but are not ready for a surgical procedure, dental bridges can be an excellent solution. At True Dental Care of Bloomfield, we can create natural-looking bridges that will blend in with your natural teeth. To complete the procedure, we will need to identify two of your remaining teeth that are strong enough to support your new bridge. We will then prepare these teeth and place dental crowns around them. These crowns will serve as an anchor to hold the dental bridges in place. This is what provides dental bridges with the security of natural teeth and gives you the ability to eat your favorite foods without feeling self-conscious. The challenge is that this procedure does permanently alter some of your healthy teeth. This makes it important to carefully consider the pros and cons of using dental bridges instead of self-reliant dental implants.
As an implant dentist, we can replace both the root and tooth. When you use dentures or a dental bridge to replace teeth, they only replace the visible portion of the tooth. While an effective way to restore your smile and ability to eat and speak, this does not provide the level of stimulation that your jawbone needs to prevent resorption. Your root and tooth stimulate your jawbone every time that you bite down and chew. This informs the body that your jaw is serving its purpose by supporting your teeth. Without teeth, your body will begin to leach calcium from your jawbone to distribute to other areas of the body. The loss of bone density can give you a sunken appearance and make you appear far older than you actually are. By placing dental implants in our dental office, we can restore your lost tooth while preserving your jawbone and facial appearance at the same time. No other solution is as effective at doing so.
Cosmetic Dentistry – The term “cosmetic dentistry” is sometimes used to refer to any dental treatment that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and/or bite (though not always their function).
Decay – When a tooth’s enamel begins to decay and erode due to bacteria on the teeth, it is known as tooth decay.
Dental Caries – Dental cavities, commonly known as caries, develop when plaque is not removed from teeth regularly through brushing and flossing. The acidic plaque produces holes in the tooth enamel over time.
Dental Checkup – Dental cleaning, monitoring for any symptoms of infection, and removing signs of infection at least once every six months in the office are included in a basic dental checkup.
Dental Filling – A dental filling is repairing a cavity in the tooth’s structure by using metal, alloy, porcelain, or plastic to fill it.
Tartar – Tartar is plaque that has built up on the surface of teeth and turned into a much harder substance. Professional treatment is needed to remove it successfully.
Dental Prophylaxis – A dental prophylaxis is a thorough cleaning of the teeth that includes the removal of plaque, calculus and stains.
Dental Sealants – Dental sealants are a protective coating composed of resin that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to shield them from tooth decay.
Dentist – A dentist is a medical professional who focuses on the mouth, teeth, and gums. This includes diagnosing and treating concerns with these areas of the body, and keeping them healthy.
Gingivitis – The inflammation of gum tissue caused by plaque, other infections in the mouth, and lack of tooth cleaning is known as gingivitis.
Preventive Dentistry – Preventive dentistry is all about keeping your mouth healthy and clean to avoid problems like plaque, tartar buildup, and infections.
Tooth Enamel – The external surface of a tooth that is hard and visible, protecting the dentin and dental pulp.