3 Signs You May Need a Dental Extraction

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Waiting too long to address a dental issue can have consequences, including the need for a dental extraction.

While not every dental issue requires extraction to resolve, some signs can tell you an extraction may be the best option. Keep reading to learn 3 signs you may need a dental extraction!

1. Sudden Tooth or Gum Pain

Pain or discomfort is a clear sign of something wrong with your tooth or the area of your gums. Tooth or gum pain can indicate an infection or decay. It may even indicate that your wisdom teeth are growing in, should you be around that age.

2. Unrepairable Broken, Chipped, or Cracked Tooth

Even though teeth are the hardest substance in your body, chipped and cracked teeth happen by accident. Fortunately, there are several restorative options if you have a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth. While a crown or veneer often does the trick, severe cracks or chips sometimes require dental extraction.

3. Overcrowded Teeth

As teeth make their way into the mouth, including wisdom teeth, crowding or shifting may rearrange your smile into an unusual appearance. Removing one or two teeth can create more room and be beneficial to your oral health as straight teeth are easier to clean.

A dental extraction may be in your best interest if you’re experiencing sudden tooth or gum pain, have a dental injury, or have overcrowding. An extraction can relieve you from pain, prevent other dental issues from occurring, and help you enjoy your smile again! We offer gentle sedation for patients that need an extraction.

Tooth Extractions in New Jersey

It’s always best to schedule a visit instead of waiting for the signs to go away, especially if you want to avoid a dental emergency. If you suspect you have a tooth that needs to be removed, contact one of our dental offices in New Jersey! We’re here to help you smile.

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