Dental extractions should be done as quickly as possible, so they don’t compromise other teeth in the mouth. Any severely damaged teeth may need to be removed as it protects the rest of the mouth from getting an infection. A dental extraction may be needed when an abscessed tooth or decayed one is so severe that no other dental treatment procedure can cure the infection. If it is left untreated, an abscess can lead to this infection, which can be life-threatening in severe cases.
When you visit our clinic in Brooklyn, NY, 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 great discomfort. However, wisdom tooth removal is the most common dental extraction procedure in our Brooklyn, NY dental office. We always take care of this common issue quickly and painlessly, so you can find relief fast.
During wisdom tooth extractions, the mouth is numbed while our oral surgeon removes the teeth. To prevent future dental problems, we recommend removing wisdom teeth even if they aren’t currently causing problems. 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 dental procedure often 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 as a result of a tooth extraction or for any another reason. 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
Dental extractions are a regular occurrence in our Brooklyn, New York dental office. While they can be needed for various reasons, our team of dental specialists can provide a thorough dental examination to determine whether you need extractions.
To learn more about dental extractions and to schedule a dental examination and cleaning at our New York dental office today, call us at 718-382-3444.