Painless Tooth Extraction in Glen Cove
If your tooth has been damaged severely due to decay, accident, trauma, or injury, it may need to be extracted. However, some decayed or damaged teeth can be effectively treated but the teeth that are destroyed beyond repair must be removed.
Tooth extraction is a procedure to remove the entire tooth. Our skilled surgeons at One and Truly Dental, Glen Cove can extract a tooth gently with precision at affordable prices.
What does tooth extraction involve?
Tooth extraction involves the removal of an infected or damaged tooth gently when no restoration dental options can save a tooth. Before pulling out the tooth, dentists numb the area with local anesthesia or spray. Post tooth extraction, the empty space is prepared for a dental implant or a dental bridge to replace the extracted tooth.
Getting a tooth extracted is a good option to improve your smile, enhance your oral health quality, or restore the function of your bite. Tooth extraction takes little time to get healed.
Why would you need a tooth extraction?
At One and Truly Dental, Glen Cove, we strive to use conservative treatments more and go for the least invasive procedures. We try our best to save your tooth and adopt the way of extraction as the last resort. There are many reasons why the tooth cannot be restored and require an extraction. Besides tooth decay, severe infection, and trauma, other reasons are:
- Extra teeth
- Problematic wisdom teeth
- Baby teeth that failed to fall out
- Making room for orthodontic appliances
- Teeth that are too crowded
- Tooth fracture from clenching or grinding.
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Bone loss due to gum disease
What are the types of Tooth Extraction?
Extractions are categorized into two types generally:
- Simple Extraction
It is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. They are completed in a very short period being not invasive. In the simple extraction, a tooth is moved back and forth gently until it is loose and is removed on its own. The tooth is not pulled but gently rocked.
- Surgical Extraction
It involves the removal of a tooth that is not easy to remove and not visible in the mouth. Teeth may also break during surgical extraction leaving a root under the gum or in some cases the tooth may not have fully erupted through the gum. In these situations, surgical incisions are needed to open the gums for tooth extractions. This procedure is often performed under local anesthesia, but in complex cases, a general anesthetic is required.
What Happens After Tooth Extraction?
A blood clot must form in the socket to enable healing within the first hour of the extraction. So, bleeding is a common sight during this first hour. It is normal to find small amounts of blood in the saliva for up to several days of extraction. Over 4 to 6 weeks, the open space will gradually fill in with soft gum tissue. The closure of the socket with the growth of bone can take up to 6 months or even more.
It is necessary to follow some instruction given by the dentists after the tooth extraction, which includes:
- Take antibiotics and painkillers as prescribed
- Refrain from spitting, drink with a straw in the first twenty-four hours to avoid the dislocation of a clot being formed
- Avoid smoking as it may hinder healing
- Eat soft food
- Follow dental hygiene to prevent infection
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain and require tooth extraction, call us and book an appointment.
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#240 Glen Cove NY
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