Extraction & Bone Grafting

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Even though we like to preserve our natural teeth for as long as possible, sometimes, tooth extraction is inevitable. If you have a toothache or pain in your gums, it’s vital to schedule an appointment with your dentist to understand the next steps to take.

When you visit us, we will take a dental X-ray to determine the extent of the decay or other problems. In most cases, we will recommend extraction for patients who have:

  • An impacted tooth - this is a tooth that fails to emerge from the gums or jawbone.

  • Crowding or small mouth - in a crowded mouth, teeth may struggle to emerge, which can cause shifts or cracks in the teeth.

  • Decay or infection - a decayed tooth needs to be removed to avoid further infection and chewing problems.

 

Knowing that you need to have a tooth extracted is never pleasant. That said, tooth extraction is your only chance at eliminating infections completely and restoring your oral health.

To ensure that extraction is painless, we apply anesthesia according to your needs. Due to the effects of anesthesia, you need a family member or a friend to drive you home on the day of extraction.

Post-Extraction Care

After your tooth extraction, we will take the steps to ensure your quick recovery. First, we’ll apply gauze at the extraction site to slow the bleeding and help blood clot formation. 

Beyond these steps, there are other pieces of information we’ll provide to get the extraction site to good oral health. Within 48 - 72 hours after your tooth extraction, you’ll be able to return to your normal daily activities. Otherwise, you can report back to us for a check up.

About three months after your tooth extraction, there are options like dental implants to replace the extracted tooth.

Contact us at The Schiff Dental Group to obtain all the information you need.

Bone Grafting

Losing your jawbone could spell problems for your oral health. If left unattended,, you could lose your teeth, and using a dental implant will be impossible.

Fortunately, with a bone grafting procedure, you can strengthen your jawbone to hold your teeth firmly or if you should opt  for dental implants. At The Schiff Dental Group, we perform all types of bone grafting procedures for our patients.

Some common reasons that qualify patients for bone grafting include:

  • Jaw rebuild for dentures

  • Tooth extraction

  • Weak jawline for dental implants

  • Bone loss due to gum disease

 

Furthermore, our experienced dentists will ensure that the procedure is painless. Doctors Jill Moniz, Lawrence Schiff, and Reza Hakim Shoushtari, with their decades of dentistry experience, represent some of the finest hands for such a procedure. They will perform checks on your jaw to provide information about the most appropriate  bone grafting options for you.

Once you have completed the procedure, you may return to your normal daily activities within a day. For dental implants however, you’ll have to wait three to nine months for the bone grafting to heal completely.

After your bone grafting procedure, we’ll deliver top support for your teeth. Furthermore, if you plan to use a dental implant, bone grafting helps to provide the right base.

Schedule an appointment with The Schiff Dental Group today to obtain extensive information about tooth extraction and bone grafting.