Tooth Extractions - Farmington, NY
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When is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
If you’ve suffered dental trauma or are living with a toothache, you may need a tooth extraction to truly preserve your smile. A damaged or abscessed tooth can quickly lead to more serious issues affecting your other teeth, oral health, and even in some cases, your physical health if the cause is gum disease. At The Dental Implant Center, we’ll always first recommend treating infection and saving a natural tooth with services like deep cleanings or a root canal. However, if unresponsive, removal may be the only way to restore your health.
Our periodontist provides gentle tooth extractions in Farmington, NY to quickly remedy your pain and save your smile from unnecessary harm. Considered experts in tooth extractions, periodontists have specialized training in hard and soft tissue treatments. Our periodontist is uniquely qualified to remove teeth and has the skill to minimize damage to your bone and gums. You’ll benefit long-term from seeking treatment at The Dental Implant Center! With sedation dentistry, a relaxing atmosphere, and affordable pricing, we’ll make your tooth extraction, and the path to restored health, surprisingly simple.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
If you need a wisdom tooth extracted, our priority is to ensure you are comfortable and calm for your surgery. We will provide sedation as needed and prepare the surgical site by administering local anesthetic. Next, we’ll remove your wisdom teeth, carefully preserving your bone and gum tissues.
Once your surgery is complete, we’ll provide instructions for recovery and at-home care as you heal. Adhering to these instructions will help ensure a healthy blood clot forms so you don’t develop any infection at the surgical site.
During your initial consultation at The Dental Implant Center, we’ll assess your tooth’s condition and discuss potential tooth extraction if necessary. If a tooth extraction is necessary, we’ll ensure you are comfortable and then numb the gums around your tooth with a local anesthetic. Next, we’ll use forceps to grasp your tooth and gently remove it, careful not to harm adjacent teeth or bone and gum tissue at the site.
Dr. El-Halaby and our dental team routinely complete tooth extraction procedures and are skilled in making them efficient and pain-free. Before you know it, your procedure will be complete! Your healing period will last a few days, and you may take over-the-counter medication for discomfort. We’ll review post-operative instructions and recommendations with you in detail to ensure a healthy and comfortable recovery.
The Results of a Tooth Extraction
- Eliminate tooth pain and sensitivity
- Halt the spread of decay or infection
- Preserve surrounding natural teeth
- Restore oral health and comfort
After Your Tooth Extraction
After any tooth extraction, it’s critical that you take special steps to ensure the healing process goes as it should. A blood clot typically forms over an empty tooth socket during healing. If this doesn’t happen or if the blood clot is removed, the bone and nerves below the socket become exposed. This results in a painful complication called dry socket. You can prevent dry socket and ensure a smooth recovery by following the post-extraction guidelines we’ll review in detail with you after your surgery.
Your tooth extraction shouldn’t be the last stage of your treatment, though. We recommend many patients replace their extracted tooth, and generally encourage dental implants. The only permanent tooth replacement, dental implants look and act just like natural teeth due to their similar structure—post (tooth root) and restoration (tooth crown). This tooth will look identical to your natural teeth and provide all the same functional benefits. It’ll be as if you’d never had a tooth extracted in the first place!