Reasons Teeth May Be Extracted Include:

Extractions are usually reserved only for cases in which no other treatment option will cure the infection or problem. Teeth may be removed because of:

  • Severe tooth decay or infection
  • Extra teeth that are blocking other teeth from growing in (supernumerary teeth)
  • Severe gum disease
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Non-restorable teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic reasons

Extractions Are Followed By Ridge Preservation

Type of Extractions

There are two forms of tooth extraction: Surgical and Simple. The type you need will depend on if the tooth has erupted out of the gum tissue or if it is still below the gumline. Teeth which have erupted are removed using the Simple technique. Those that remain below the gumline are removed Surgically.

Regardless of the reason a tooth must be pulled, extractions are only reserved for cases in which no other treatment option will cure the infection or problem.

Tooth Extraction for Severe Tooth Decay in Fairfield, CT

Tooth extraction is generally considered a last resort. It is always best to save your natural teeth, if possible. However, there are circumstances in which your tooth is hopeless, and must be removed to improve your oral health. If you are suffering from prolonged periodontal disease or severe tooth decay in Fairfield, CT, schedule a consultation for tooth extraction with Demartin Dental Associates. Our experts can evaluate your tooth to determine whether it can be saved. If extraction is inevitable, there are two methods for removal which may be used, including:

• Simple tooth extraction
• Surgical tooth extraction

The Two Types of Tooth Extraction in Fairfield, CT

Simple Tooth Extraction

In a simple extraction, our doctors will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort and then use forceps to loosen your tooth. Moving the tooth back and forth weakens the hold provided by its support structures and allows the tooth to be pulled out easily. This method is generally used when a tooth is visible and in one piece.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

In a surgical extraction, our doctors may administer a local or general anesthetic. Dental sedation methods may be preferred in certain circumstances, such as impacted wisdom teeth. This method of extraction is utilized when a tooth is not accessible above the gum line for some reason, like one that is badly broken or fractured. Our doctors must make an incision in the gum tissue to gain access to the tooth and then remove it as a whole or in pieces, if necessary. Once the tooth has been completely extracted, the surgical incision is sutured closed.

Immediate Tooth Replacement after Extraction

When you lose a tooth, it can affect your speech, diet, appearance, and bone health. Immediate tooth replacement is critical to avoid the consequences of tooth loss. Our experts can discuss tooth replacement options, including dental implants, dentures, and bridges.

Tooth extractions are necessary at times to preserve oral health. For your tooth extraction consultation in Fairfield, CT, contact Demartin Dental Associates today.

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Demartin Dental Associates
69 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824

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We have been providing excellent dental care to our patients of all age groups in Fairfield County, Connecticut for almost five decades. Being in the same location for 50 years has made us distinguished in the community. We have built a rewarding relationship with the county and its people. They trust us with their dental care needs and we are committed to their oral health.