Wednesday, December 4, 2013


We believe in saving the natural tooth whenever possible, but this isn’t always an option. After diagnosing the dental problem, Dr. Dipika Shah decides if extraction is necessary. Teeth often need to be extracted because of severe tooth decay that has caused a tooth to become cracked or fractured, severely infected or because there is not enough stability in the tooth for a crown to be placed over it.

Our patients know they are getting the best care possible when they visit our Holmdel, NJ clinic for extractions. We provide an anesthetic so that our patients don’t experience any pain or discomfort. We remove the tooth as quickly as possible, providing in-depth aftercare instructions. Most extractions heal quickly and without problem. However, wisdom teeth extractions may have a slightly longer healing process.

After getting the tooth extracted, patients are asked to keep gauze on the tooth for any bleeding that may occur. They must not use a straw as the sucking motion can dislodge the blood clot that is protecting the opening. Within 1-2 weeks, our dentist asks to see the patient for a follow-up appointment. If you have a problem with a tooth and are in need of an extraction, visit our clinic or give us a call at 732-264-8180 to schedule an appointment. If you are a new patient, we offer special discounts.

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