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Tooth Extraction

Nova Dental

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Newark, NJ & East Orange, NJ

The majority of dental procedures are noninvasive, but in some instances, oral surgery is necessary. The highly skilled dental team at Nova Dental offers several types of oral surgery, including tooth extraction. The practice has two offices in Newark and one in East Orange, New Jersey, so patients can choose the nearest office. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or click on the online booking tool today.

Tooth Extraction Q&A

What is tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction, also called tooth removal, removes one or more of your permanent teeth. Your Nova Dental provider might recommend an extraction if you have gum disease (periodontitis), dental trauma, or wisdom teeth complications.

Many people undergo wisdom teeth extractions, but you might also benefit if you have impacted teeth, a severely decaying tooth, or are preparing to undergo orthodontic treatment.

Why would you need a tooth extraction?

Your Nova Dental provider may recommend tooth extraction for any of the following reasons:

  • Decay
  • Periodontal and gum disease
  • Impaction
  • Overcrowding
  • Dental trauma

Teeth are often some of the first casualties in an accident. Whether it has to do with a sports injury or a car crash, sometimes dental emergencies can cause a tooth to become too damaged to save.

When this is the case, tooth extraction is a necessary part of the recovery process. Otherwise, the damaged tooth could become severely infected and require oral surgery, like a root canal, which can be just as painful.

Although saving your teeth is always desired, there are cases when teeth need to be removed. A tooth extraction might be the best option when a tooth cannot be repaired using a filling or crown.

What is the difference between oral surgery and tooth extraction?

Simple dental tooth extraction is the procedure of removing teeth that are easily accessible and visible. Whereas surgical dental extraction often involves an incision to access the tooth.

Sometimes, your Nova Dental provider may advise you that tooth extraction isn't necessary.

What are some common types of oral surgery besides tooth extraction?

In addition to tooth extraction, Nova Dental offers various types of oral surgery, including:

Dental implant placement

Dental implants are prosthetics that replace missing natural teeth. They’re inserted into your jaw during an outpatient procedure, fuse with your bone, and provide a foundation for dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or implant-retained overdentures.

Gum grafts

If you have gum disease, like gingivitis or periodontitis, and it's caused your gum tissue to recede, your Nova Dental provider might recommend a gum graft. During this type of oral surgery, they remove a piece of healthy tissue from another part of your mouth and stitch it over your receding gums.

Schedule a visit at Nova Dental by calling any of their three offices to find out if you're a good candidate for tooth extraction. Or book an appointment online today.