Dental extractions are a regular occurrence in our Brooklyn, NY dental office. It should be done as quickly as possible. Waiting can compromise other teeth in your mouth. Any severely damaged teeth must be removed to protect the rest of your mouth from getting infected. An extraction may be needed when an abscessed or decayed tooth is so severe that no other treatment procedure can cure the infection. If left untreated, an abscess can lead to this infection, which can be life-threatening in severe cases.
When you visit our dental implant clinic in Brooklyn, our doctors will analyze your unique situation and address the best course of action.
An x-ray of the tooth is performed to determine its health. This helps our dentist plan for the most effective way to treat or remove the tooth. If it is a wisdom tooth, a panoramic x-ray is done to show the health of the sinuses and other teeth around it, as well as the nerve in the jawbone.
Some common reasons for dental extractions include severe decay or infection, gum disease, fractured tooth, malformed teeth, or insufficient space in the gums for wisdom teeth.
Understanding Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Impacted and infected wisdom teeth are extremely painful and cause discomfort. Wisdom tooth removal is the most common dental extraction procedure in our Brooklyn, NY dental office. We always take care of wisdom teeth quickly and painlessly, giving you fast relief.
During wisdom tooth extractions, the mouth is numbed while our oral surgeon removes the teeth. Wisdom teeth can be hard to clean, leading to infection, gum disease, or tooth decay in a partially erupted wisdom tooth.
About Ridge Augmentation
This is a common procedure performed following a dental extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss from the tooth extraction. When a tooth is removed, an empty socket is left.
This empty socket usually heals on its own. However, sometimes it doesn’t. The previous height and width of the socket can continue to deteriorate over time. Rebuilding this original height and width isn’t medically necessary, but may be required for dental implant placements or just for aesthetic purposes.
In our Brooklyn office, we can assess your situation and perform a ridge augmentation if it is necessary.
Learn More About Dental Extractions in Brooklyn
While tooth extractions in Brooklyn may be needed for various reasons, our team of specialists can provide a thorough dental examination to determine whether you need extractions.
To learn more about dental extractions and to schedule an examination and cleaning at our New York dental office today, call us at 718-382-3444.