Extractions in Hackensack, NJ

Most of us don’t like to think about extractions. However, having a tooth pulled because of decay or trauma can mean saving your existing teeth. In other cases, it can mean preparing your smile for orthodontics, dentures, or partial dentures. At Peak Family Dentistry, we take a gentle approach to tooth extractions in Hackensack, NJ. Additionally, we always make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable before the extraction process, which may include surgical or straightforward extractions.

Extractions in Hackensack for Decay or Trauma

You may require extraction in the event of severe tooth decay or trauma. Our dentists, Dr. Lance Vicente and Dr. Kevin M. Heaney, make sure the area is thoroughly numb before beginning the conservative and gentle extraction. We also offer sedation dentistry for those who need a little more reassurance.

At Peak Family Dentistry, we offer socket preservation and bone grafting to help you preserve your existing bone and keep you in candidacy for tooth replacement with implants, dentures, and bridges.

In our Hackensack dental office, we offer several tooth replacement options following dental extractions like:

  • Dental implants
  • Implant-supported “hybrids” and dentures
  • Complete dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Porcelain bridges

At Peak Family Dentistry, our Hackensack dentists want to help you maintain your oral health and achieve a smile you can be proud of.

Overcrowding and Pre-Orthodontics

Sometimes your jaw is too small to accommodate a full set of teeth, which leads to overlapping, twisting, and crooked teeth. Extractions before braces are a common and effective way to help bring your smile in line over the course of orthodontic therapy.

Surgical Extractions for Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth come in years after your adult teeth, and they serve no useful purpose. On the contrary! Wisdom teeth can encroach on your adult teeth and cause jaw pain. Additionally, wisdom teeth, in many cases, only partially erupt, which leaves you vulnerable to a dental infection.

Our dentists in Hackensack have a lot of experience when it comes to removing wisdom teeth, and they offer a comfortable and conservative extraction experience.

For those who suffer from dental anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide, a safe gas delivered through a nasal mask. Nitrous oxide creates a relaxing feeling and wears off immediately following mask removal so you can drive yourself home following treatment.


Your Hackensack dentist will provide all aftercare instructions. However, as a rule, you want to avoid smoking and drinking through a straw for a few days. You should also rely on a soft diet for a day or two and keep the extraction site clean.

There may be tenderness and swelling for a few days following the extraction. These symptoms are generally knocked out with over-the-counter pain relievers like Ibuprofen.

Contact Your Hackensack, NJ Dentist Today

If you have a tooth or wisdom teeth that are causing you pain, contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.

We treat patients in Hackensack, Paramus, Emerson, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Englewood, Fort Lee, and all surrounding locations.