Tooth Extractions - Tolland, CT

Tooth Extractions Are a Last Resort

Sometimes a Tooth Can’t Be Saved

Tooth pain can be one of the worst sensations you’ll ever experience. When it’s severe, you may not be able to eat or sleep without great difficulty. The pain can be distracting to the point that you can’t think of anything else. Tooth decay is sometimes the culprit. If that is the case, we may be able to alleviate your pain and restore normal functioning simply by filling a cavity. Though we always try to save your natural teeth, if the decay is severe enough, we may have to perform tooth extractions to preserve the health of your gums, jaw, and surrounding teeth. We know that the prospect of having a tooth pulled may cause fear in some patients. When you need a tooth extraction in Tolland, CT, be assured we’ll do everything possible to make you feel comfortable. We offer sedation dentistry to keep you pain- and stress-free during tooth extractions and other procedures. Dr. Neil Hoss is also well-known for his gentle, caring nature, and will help put you at ease no matter what treatment you require.

Why You May Need Tooth Extractions

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Disease or infection
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Damage from oral trauma
  • Remaining baby teeth
  • Preparation for dental implant placement
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Critical Next Steps

You’ve had your bad tooth taken out. Now what? The answer depends on the state of the extraction area. The surrounding bone that forms the empty socket will sometimes require restoration work after a tooth is removed. With a ridge augmentation, we reshape the bone to its natural appearance. This will not only help you regain the esthetics of your face but make the extraction area strong enough to receive a dental implant. That missing tooth won’t only spoil your smile, make eating difficult and speaking awkward, it will increase your risk of losing jawbone mass, and with it additional teeth. Dental implants, durable and long-lasting substitutes for your natural teeth, will help you avoid all of those issues. They look, feel, and function just like real teeth, and can often be placed right after your tooth extractions during the same visit to our Tolland, CT office. If you may soon need some teeth pulled and replaced, ask for your free dental implant consultation.

Yes! I’m ready for relief from my tooth pain!

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