Tooth Extraction Nashua NH

Tooth Extractions An Overview

Nashua, New Hampshire dentists Dr. Tara Vogel and Dr. Keith Levesque will always strive to conserve your natural oral structure and avoid a tooth extraction whenever possible. However, there are situations where a tooth extraction is necessary for your general oral health or tooth development.

A tooth extraction entails the removal of teeth from the dental socket in the bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth that have become unrestorable through tooth decay, gum disease, or dental trauma; especially when they are associated with a toothache.

The removal of wisdom teeth is a common type of tooth extraction. In many cases, we can perform a tooth extraction in our Nashua dental office, however, there may be cases where we refer you to a local oral surgeon.

Once the tooth is removed (unless it’s a wisdom tooth), it is important to replace it. At Levesque Dentistry, we offer a variety of treatment options for missing teeth. The most common treatments include dental implants and implant-secured bridges and dentures.

Tooth Extractions What to Expect

A simple tooth extraction is performed using a local anesthetic, producing minimal discomfort for most patients. Once you are relaxed and comfortable, Dr. Vogel or Dr. Levesque will gently release the tooth by separating it from the ligaments attaching it to the bone and gum tissue. With a rocking motion, the tooth will slowly be removed from its socket. We will place stitches if needed, or fill the space with gauze to minimize bleeding.

You will be given any pertinent aftercare information and may need to be on a soft diet for a short period of time for an easy, healthy recovery. If at any time after an extraction you experience sudden or acute pain or bleeding restarts, contact us immediately so we can assess your condition and offer care or advice.

If you have wisdom teeth coming in or have severely infected teeth, we can help. Schedule an appointment with us online or call Levesque Dentistry today at (603) 547-9203.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

How do I know if I need my wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth are also known as the “third molars” that usually come in when you are in your late teens or early 20’s. Some patients have enough room in their mouth to accommodate these third molars, but many patients feel jaw pain, gum swelling, and toothaches where the wisdom teeth are coming in. Wisdom teeth need to be removed when they are impacted, or when they do not have enough room to emerge properly.

What are common signs of tooth infection?

You may have a tooth abscess, or infection if you have toothaches, cavities, bad breath, tooth sensitivity, and gum swelling. Please contact Levesque Dentistry as soon as possible if you feel severe toothaches or gum and tooth pain. You may require a tooth extraction if your tooth cannot be saved with root canal treatment or periodontal therapy. However, we will offer a sturdy tooth replacement to ensure that you maintain a healthy and balanced smile.