Tooth Extractions

Although our primary aim is to preserve and maintain your natural teeth, there are instances where extracting a tooth is the most appropriate course of action. We strive to make the extraction process as simple and painless as possible, thus allowing you to focus on a speedy recovery.

Tooth Extractions in Washington, NJ

At Castle Family Dentistry, our primary goal is to help you maintain excellent oral health and keep your teeth intact. However, there are times when tooth extraction becomes necessary for long-term oral health. Although tooth extraction is typically a quick process, proper recovery is crucial. To facilitate a smooth healing process, we must control the bleeding immediately after the tooth extraction. We will have you bite down on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes to form a blood clot. It is important to avoid disturbing the blood clot for at least 24 hours, so avoid sucking through straws, as this can cause a dry socket. If you experience swelling, we recommend placing an ice pack on the outer cheek. After the swelling has subsided, you can use a warm compress for additional comfort in the same area. To clean the extraction site, gently rinse your mouth with salt water.

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  • How do I prevent dry socket after a tooth extraction?

    When you undergo a tooth extraction, a blood clot forms soon after the surgery, which is the first step in healing; however, if this blood clot gets dislodged before your mouth heals completely, it can cause a painful condition called dry socket. To prevent dry sockets, you should follow these six tips:

    Six tips for avoiding dry sockets:

    1. Avoid using straws or anything that creates suction or significant air movement.
    2. Refrain from smoking tobacco, as it can dislodge the blood clot, and the chemicals may hinder healing or cause an infection.
    3. Consume only soft foods like applesauce, yogurt, and mashed potatoes for the first one or two days.
    4. Check with your doctor to ensure your medications do not interfere with healing.
    5. Maintain proper oral hygiene to keep your mouth clean, and consider using an antibacterial mouthwash.
    6. Follow your doctor’s instructions on proper oral care to speed up recovery.
  • How much does a tooth extraction cost?

    We aim to provide high-quality dental care at an affordable rate for our patients in Washington, NJ. Listed below is our office’s fee for a tooth extraction. Out-of-pocket costs for any procedure depend on your insurance coverage at the time.

    Tooth Extraction Cost: $236

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  • What causes the need for tooth extraction?

    Tooth extraction involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. It is usually performed when a tooth is broken or damaged by decay and cannot be repaired with a filling or crown. However, there may be other reasons for tooth extraction, such as extra teeth blocking others. These baby teeth haven’t fallen out in time for the permanent teeth to come in, braces, wisdom teeth that are commonly removed, or medical reasons.

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We provide quality, compassionate, and affordable dental care to families in Washington, NJ. Make your next appointment using our easy online scheduling tool, contact our office if you have any questions, or explore all of the dental services we provide.

Castle Family Dentistry

413 NJ-57
PO Box 272
Washington, NJ 07882
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