Tooth Extractions Are Necessary Sometimes – We Use A Conservative Approach
There are several reasons why you may need to have a tooth pulled. The most common reason is that the tooth is too traumatized to be saved. This might be the result of decay, gum disease, a bad crack, chip or severely broken tooth. You might even be experiencing terrible pain as a result of any of these conditions. Whatever the reason, our office is committed to helping you get out of pain in the most comfortable and convenient way possible.
If I Need An Extraction, Then What Should I Expect?
Before doing an extraction, we always do a thorough exam. There may be problems that are not visible to the naked eye. This is where digital x-rays are necessary in order for us to see clearly what is going on with your teeth.
The x-rays will help us determine what is the safest and best course of action to extract the tooth. We will also numb the inside of your mouth to prevent any discomfort while pulling the tooth. You may feel a little tugging or pressure as the tooth is removed.
If you have dental fear or anxiety about having a tooth extracted, we do offer sedation services that will help you be totally relaxed during the procedure. We can discuss what type of sedation is the absolute best for your situation.
What Do I Do About My Missing Teeth
No one likes to lose a tooth because that can create other hardships such as difficulty chewing your food and even speaking properly. If the tooth is in a very prominent place visually it can also cause you some embarrassment.
Having missing teeth can lead to other further complications such as bone loss in the arch and shifting of the teeth around where the tooth is missing. These are just a couple of reasons you need to consider replacing any missing teeth you have with a prosthetic of some type.
How you fill these gaps in your smile depends on how many teeth you have missing. If you have just one tooth missing, then a single dental implant might be the solution. If you have more than that missing, then a partial, bridge or denture might be the solution but implant supported crowns or dentures are the best way to restore a functional mouth and have you smile with confidence.
The best solution for replacing missing teeth is always the dental implant. These could be individual implants placed in the area of the missing tooth or teeth or they could be an implant supported bridge or denture.
Before your teeth are extracted, it is very important to sit down with the doctor and figure out what is the best solution for you to fill the gaps the missing teeth have caused. We will be happy to go over each of the options we offer in our office to help you fully understand what solutions are available to you as well as the cost involved.
If you feel you need an extraction, the first thing you need to do is come in and get an exam. The exam and x-rays will give us a clear view of what is necessary and what is the best treatment option for you.
We are located at:
3 Washington Square Village
New York, NY 10012
(212) 477- 4330