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Tooth Extractions in Bedford, NH

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Braasch Oral Surgery offers tooth extraction services in Bedford, NH. To make an appointment for a consultation, call our office at 603-657-1984.

What Is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction happens when an oral surgeon removes a tooth from its socket.

First, the oral surgeon anesthetizes the tooth and the surrounding gums. Local anesthesia may be enough to keep the patient comfortable, but many patients opt for sedation like nitrous oxide or IV anesthesia.

Next, the oral surgeon uses special instruments to loosen your tooth and gently remove it from its socket. In some cases, the oral surgeon may need to create incisions in the gums to extract a tooth that has broken off below the gum line or is heavily decayed. 

After extracting the tooth, the oral surgeon disinfects and cleans the socket. After cleaning the socket, a bone graft may be necessary to place a dental implant in the future.

Why May a Tooth Extraction Be Necessary?

Whenever possible, dentists attempt to save natural teeth with restorations like fillings and crowns. However, sometimes these restorative techniques are insufficient to return the tooth to its full function, and an oral surgeon must extract it.

Wisdom Tooth

The most commonly extracted teeth are wisdom teeth or the third molars. These molars grow at the back of the jaw. In many cases, wisdom teeth are crowded or impacted to the point where it would be impossible for them to erupt normally. If your wisdom teeth present problems, we can easily remove them and improve your oral health.

Fractured Tooth

Dentists do all they can to save fractured teeth, but sometimes, not enough tooth structure remains to complete a restoration.

Severely Decayed Tooth

Like fractured teeth, sometimes a decayed tooth will have to come out when it is not strong enough to support a crown, filling, or other restoration.

Gum Disease

When not aggressively treated, advanced gum disease can cause tooth loss. Gum disease causes the gums and bone to recede and expose the roots, requiring the teeth to be extracted.

Dental Injuries

A tooth that breaks or becomes partially knocked out may need extraction if the dentist cannot restore it.

Why Choose Braasch Oral Surgery?

Dr. Braasch is a tooth extraction expert with many years of experience. He is well-versed in the techniques that go into a successful tooth extraction including the extraction of wisdom teeth. Our family-friendly office provides excellent oral surgery care in a convenient location just minutes from I-293 in Bedford, NH.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Extractions

Does tooth extraction hurt?

A tooth extraction should not hurt when you receive appropriate local anesthesia. You may have some soreness and swelling afterward, but this is normal and should improve greatly within a few days to a week. Follow our post-surgical care instructions and call the office if you have any difficulties.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

Generally, it takes a day or two to feel back to normal after getting a tooth extracted. If you had multiple teeth extracted or if your teeth were impacted, you may have more bleeding and swelling during the recovery period.

What are the possible complications of leaving wisdom teeth alone?

Some wisdom teeth can safely be left alone, but others cause significant problems. A wisdom tooth that partly erupts can cause infection, pain, and swelling. Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause infections and soreness and cause other teeth to move.

What should I do to replace my extracted tooth with an implant?

If you want to receive a dental implant in place of one of your extracted teeth, tell your oral surgeon before the extraction. They can then plan whether you need a dental bone graft to support the future implant.

How can I prevent tooth extractions?

The most straightforward answer is to take care of your oral health. Sometimes teeth must come out through no fault of your own, as when they are injured or impacted, but patients can save many teeth from extraction through better attention to dental care. If you control gum disease, tooth decay, and other issues early on, you will be more likely to keep your natural teeth.

Call Braasch Oral Surgery

If your dentist has informed you that or your child needs a tooth extraction, you may be worried about the procedure. We can put your mind at ease by answering your questions. Call Braasch Oral Surgery at 603-657-1984 to make an appointment for a consultation.

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