When it comes to oral surgery in Branford, CT, the team at New Haven Dental Group are trained and equipped to handle all types of complex procedures. In other dentist’s offices, patients may be referred to outside specialists, but because we have a versatile and uniquely qualified team in-house, you can feel comfortable and confident knowing your oral health is in the care of individuals you know and trust. From root canal therapy to tooth extractions and even wisdom tooth removal, our team of dentists and oral specialists will collaborate to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy for years to come. For more information about the services we provide, spend some time reviewing the following information and contact us with any additional questions or concerns you might have.
Root canal therapy is designed to remove the infected area of a tooth and fill it to prevent further reinfection or future damage. The pulp is found in the innermost layer of the tooth and consists of nerves, tissues, and various blood vessels. When an infection reaches this area, a patient can expect to feel serious pain and discomfort until an appropriate solution is provided. By allowing our team to go in and remove the infected pulp, we can safely clean the tooth, save any viable tooth structure, and fill it with composite resin. In most situations, we will place a dental crown over the weakened tooth to ensure proper sealing and protection.
It is always in the best interest of the patient to keep their healthy, regular teeth for as long as possible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, nor is it the best solution. When all other recommendations are exhausted and there is only one way to save a person’s oral health from further deterioration, tooth extraction may be the only way. There are a variety of reasons your dentist might suggest removing a tooth. For instance:
Tooth extraction may require a patient to spend a few days or a few weeks recovering and depending on the type of removal, discussions on how to replace the tooth will need to occur within a reasonable amount of time after recovery.
Considered a “rite of passage” for many teenagers and young adults, wisdom tooth extractions are not always necessary. Our team will watch the growth and development of a person’s third molars, carefully monitoring how or if they erupt past the gums. Should they fully erupt and cause no problems, there will be no need to remove them. However, if these teeth only partially erupt or become impacted, meaning they never push through the gums, it will be necessary to perform a wisdom tooth extraction. With partially erupted wisdom teeth, a simple extraction is performed by gently moving the tooth back and forth until it detaches. For teeth that are impacted, it will be necessary for us to make a small incision in the gums and remove the tooth in pieces.