Losing a baby tooth as a child gained you a dollar from the tooth fairy, but losing a permanent tooth is traumatic. When an extraction is the only way to preserve your oral or general health, or if you have an impacted wisdom tooth, the professionals at Midtown Dental Care in Manhattan, New York, can help. Your dentist uses extraction only as a last resort and may offer alternative treatments to keep your tooth intact. If you reside in the Greater New York area — including Queens, Rego Park, Manhattan, and New York City — contact Midtown Dental Care for your tooth extraction today.
If your tooth is infected and too degraded to respond to a root canal procedure, it may need to be extracted. Leaving an untreated, infected tooth in place can lead to a host of other health problems, including a systemic infection.
You may also need to have a tooth extracted if it’s impacted or crowding your other teeth. Your Midtown Dental Care dentist helps you decide if you may benefit more from an extraction or another procedure.
Foul breath is often a sign of an infected and decaying tooth. If you see your dentist in time, you may be able to save the tooth with a root canal procedure. However, if your tooth is too decayed, an extraction is the only treatment.
You may be swollen and tender for several days after your tooth extraction. Your Midtown Dental Care dentist gives you post-operative care instructions and prescribes pain medication if needed.
A rare side effect of a tooth extraction is called dry socket, or alveolar osteitis. Dry socket occurs when a protective blood clot fails to form over, or falls off of, the extraction site. Your Midtown Dental Care dentist checks for a dry socket on follow-up exams.
If you think you may need a tooth extraction, don’t delay. Call Midtown Dental Care or book your appointment online now.