Tooth Extraction in Glastonbury, CT

Tooth Extraction in Glastonbury, CT

Having an extraction or a tooth pulled is sometimes the only viable option for maintaining long-term oral health. However, the good news for our Glastonbury area patients is that our team of dental experts at Steven F. Hinchey, DMD is skilled in providing the best dental care, ensuring that your procedure is smooth and comfortable.

When Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Here’s a list of some of the most common reasons for needing to have a tooth pulled.

  • When a tooth is so damaged from excessive trauma or tooth decay, sometimes the only option is an extraction.
  • Deep tooth decay in the pulp of the tooth can often be corrected with a root canal. However, an infection can be so devastating that even a root canal cannot save the tooth. Dr. Hinchey will suggest a tooth extraction in these extreme cases.
  • If the mouth is overcrowded and there is not enough room for new teeth to break through the gum line, orthodontic work might be required. Extractions are often carried out to create space.
  • A diagnosis of periodontal disease often leads to weaker or even looser teeth. Extractions prevent further damage from occurring.
  • Compromised or weakened immune systems put patients at a higher risk for infections. For example, preventive tooth extractions are sometimes performed on cancer patients and those receiving chemotherapy.

Tooth Extraction: The Procedure

This safe and simple operation is performed just about every single day at Steven F. Hinchey, DMD. You’re in gentle, caring hands with Dr. Hinchey.

The area of the extraction will be adequately numbed with an injection of local anesthetic. The most that the patient will feel is some pressure during the procedure. For our more anxious and scared patients, we’re happy to discuss the option of deeper sedation for an extraction.

The extraction will be carried out as your dentist gently removes the tooth. Some bleeding is unavoidable, but biting on a bit of gauze can help stop the flow. It’s imperative to follow post-op instructions to promote healing.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Your wisdom teeth usually emerge in the back of your mouth between the ages of 17 to 25. They are your third set of molars. Wisdom teeth are not necessary, and wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure. These teeth are often removed because impacted teeth can lead to gum disease or tooth decay. If you have a broken wisdom tooth, visit our dentist in South Glastonbury, CT, for an emergency tooth removal.

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