Church Street Dental Care

Extraction & Preservation

We understand that dental extractions can be a nerve-wracking experience for many patients. However, our highly skilled and experienced dental professionals strive to make this process as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Whether you need to have a single tooth extracted or multiple teeth, we utilize the latest techniques and technology to ensure that you receive the best care. Our goal is to preserve your natural tooth structure as much as possible and provide you with aftercare to help you recover quickly and comfortably.

The Need for Dental Extractions

There are a variety of reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted, including:

  • Decay that has advanced to the point where the tooth can no longer be saved
  • Crowding or impaction of wisdom teeth
  • Severe gum disease
  • Orthodontic treatment requires removing teeth to make room for others to move into their proper position
  • Teeth that are impacted or challenging to clean

Regardless of the extraction reason, our dental professionals will work closely with you to ensure that you fully understand the process and feel comfortable and confident throughout.

Preservation of Teeth After Extraction

At Church Street Dental, we understand that preserving your teeth after extraction is crucial in maintaining good oral health. We offer several options to help you replace extracted teeth and keep your smile. Some of the choices we provide include the following:

  • Dental implants
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Bone grafting

Our team will work closely with you to determine the best option for your unique needs and to provide you with the care and support you need to achieve optimal oral health.

Aftercare for Dental Extractions

It is essential to follow proper aftercare instructions after having a tooth extracted. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions to help you recover quickly and effectively, including information on pain management, diet, and oral hygiene.

In addition, we encourage you to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns during your recovery period. We are here to support you and ensure that your experience at Church Street Dental is positive.

Our top priority at Church Street Dental is our patient’s oral health and well-being. Whether you need to have a tooth extracted or if you require any other dental procedure, our team of experienced professionals is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and to learn more about our extraction and preservation services.


Tooth extractions are a standard dental procedure performed when a tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair. They are also performed in cases where a patient needs to have a tooth removed to make room for orthodontic treatment or when a wisdom tooth is causing pain or discomfort. At Church Street Dental in Chicopee, MA, our dental professionals are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care and outcomes, which is why we offer safe, comfortable, and effective tooth extractions.


Several circumstances may require a tooth extraction, including:

  • Severe decay or infection
  • Crowded or impacted teeth
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Wisdom teeth causing pain or discomfort
  • Extensive damage or fractures


Tooth extractions can be performed or surgically, depending on the location and complexity of the tooth that needs to be removed. During a simple extraction, the dentist will use a dental instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth and then remove it using forceps gently. The dentist will make an incision in the gum tissue during a surgical extraction to access and remove the tooth.


Before your extraction, your dentist will evaluate your medical history, examine your tooth and take X-rays to determine the best course of action. If you are taking any medications or have medical conditions, you must inform your dentist before your appointment. You may also be advised to avoid eating or drinking anything for several hours before your extraction to reduce the risk of complications.


After your extraction, it is essential to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. You may experience discomfort and swelling for a few days after your extraction, and you should avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the extraction was performed. Your dentist will also prescribe pain medication and antibiotics, if necessary, to help manage discomfort and reduce infection risk.


We understand the importance of protecting and preserving your natural teeth at Church Street Dental in Chicopee, MA. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a procedure to save a damaged or infected tooth. During the root canal procedure, the infected or damaged tissue inside the tooth is removed, and the inside is cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. This procedure is designed to relieve pain, prevent the spread of infection, and preserve your natural tooth.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure used to remove the infected or damaged tissue inside a tooth. The interior of the tooth, called the pulp, contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When the pulp becomes infected or damaged, it can cause severe pain, swelling, and an abscess, a pocket of pus that forms at the end of the tooth root. The infection can spread if left untreated, causing further damage to the surrounding teeth, jawbone, and gums.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is necessary when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or damaged. The most common causes of pulp damage are:

  • Decay or cavities that reach the pulp
  • A crack or chip in the tooth that exposes the pulp
  • Repeated dental procedures on the same tooth
  • Trauma to the tooth
  • An abscess or infection

What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?

At Church Street Dental, our experienced endodontists use the latest techniques and technology to perform root canal therapy. You will be given a local anesthetic during the procedure to numb the affected area. Our endodontist will then make a small opening in the top of the tooth to access the pulp. Using small instruments, they will remove the damaged or infected tissue, clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth, and then fill and seal it. In most cases, a temporary filling will be placed in the tooth to protect it until a permanent crown can be identified.

What Happens After a Root Canal?

After a root canal, you may experience some sensitivity or tenderness in the treated area, but this should subside within a few days. Over-the-counter pain medication can be used to manage any discomfort. You should avoid biting or chewing on the treated tooth for a few days and follow all aftercare instructions from our endodontist.

What are the Benefits of Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy offers many benefits, including:

  • Relief from tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Prevention of the spread of infection
  • Preservation of your natural tooth
  • Improved oral health and function
  • Reduced risk of future dental problems


We offer a wide range of oral surgery services to meet the needs of our patients. Whether you need a simple extraction or a more complex surgical procedure, our skilled and experienced dental team is here to provide you with the best care.
Our oral surgery services include a variety of procedures to address issues such as impacted wisdom teeth, abscesses, jaw misalignment, and more. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure a comfortable, efficient, and effective treatment.
We understand that many patients may feel anxious about undergoing oral surgery, so we take the time to fully explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible outcome and a positive experience at our clinic.


Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that helps to restore and rebuild the jawbone, which may have been lost due to injury, disease, or tooth loss. This procedure is necessary for patients who wish to receive dental implants but do not have sufficient jawbone support.
Church Street Dental’s team of skilled and experienced oral surgeons will work with you to determine the best approach to your bone grafting procedure, ensuring that you receive the highest level of care and the best results possible. They use the latest technology and techniques to perform these procedures, ensuring they are safe, effective, and efficient.
If you’re interested in learning more about bone grafting or any of their other dental services, you can contact Church Street Dental to schedule an appointment. They would be happy to help you take the first steps toward achieving a healthier, more beautiful smile.

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