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Tooth Extractions Specialist

ToothDocs

Dentistry & Pediatric Dentistry located in Roslyn, NY & Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Though you might not exactly look forward to tooth extractions, the expert team at ToothDocs is highly focused on making your experience a comfortable, safe, and stress-free one. The team is ready to help with extractions for dental emergencies and planned treatment to address existing issues. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Roslyn, New York, or one of the two offices in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. You can also book online.

Tooth Extractions Q & A

When do I need a tooth extraction?

Although your teeth should ideally last your whole life, there are many reasons why they may not. Some of the most common reasons that you might need a tooth extraction may include:

  • Trauma-like sports injuries
  • Severe tooth decay or preparation for dental implants
  • Periodontitis (late-stage gum disease)
  • Crowded mouth
  • Wisdom teeth erupt but don't have space to grow in

If your ToothDocs provider recommends an extraction, there is no need to be afraid. Tooth extractions are performed to prevent discomfort and avoid stress, and the highly trained team can make the experience easy.

How do tooth extractions work?

In a simple extraction, your dental care provider gives you local anesthesia and then gently dislodges your tooth and removes it from your mouth. The process is short and straightforward in most cases.

If you need a wisdom tooth extraction, the process can be more involved because wisdom teeth are usually only partially erupted or even still hidden below the gums.

In this case, your ToothDocs dentist gives you local anesthesia and creates an incision in your gum to access the tooth. For an impacted wisdom tooth, your dentist may also have to remove a small portion of bone as well.

What should I do after tooth extractions?

After a tooth extraction, your ToothDocs provider gives you guidelines to follow for a smooth recovery. You can resume your routine almost immediately with most tooth extractions, but you may need a day or two off school or work after wisdom tooth extraction.

Good socket care is essential after any tooth extraction, so be sure to avoid agitating the delicate gum tissue as it heals. Your dentist may recommend a salt water rinse to encourage healing. If you have a wisdom tooth extraction, you may have to eat a soft diet for at least a few days.

Each tooth extraction is unique, so it's important to work closely with the team at ToothDocs for the smoothest and most comfortable experience.

When you need extractions, rely on the ToothDocs team for compassionate care. Click the online scheduler, or call the office to book your appointment today.