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Tooth Extraction in NYC

Sometimes, teeth can become so damaged that a filling, a crown, or a cap will not be enough to repair them, and you may require complete removal of the tooth. This is called a tooth extraction.

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There are several reasons why teeth get damaged beyond repair, for example:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Infection
  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Trauma or broken tooth
  • Crowded teeth (when your teeth do not have enough space in your jaw)

If you have teeth damaged by one of these causes, at Luxury Dentistry NYC, a premier provider of dental services in New York City, our in-house periodontist Dr. Julie Pastagia will discuss your options and make a recommendation based on your individual needs. We are committed to offering you the highest standard of care available in oral health.

What is a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the complete removal of an infected, damaged, or otherwise problematic tooth from the mouth. Statistics from the World Dental Federation show that irreversible tooth damage because of decay or gum disease is widespread.

An example is that of a failed root canal treated molar tooth which becomes infected and needs to be extracted.

What to Expect During Your Tooth Extraction Appointment at Luxury Dentistry in NYC

Tooth extraction is a relatively quick procedure. The easiness of the procedure depends on the status of the tooth to be extracted. Removing a visible tooth is a simple procedure. In contrast, broken or impacted teeth, or teeth below the surface, will require a slightly longer appointment.

First, your periodontist will apply local anesthesia. You will feel some pressure in your mouth during the procedure and hear some noises, but it shouldn't be painful. Sometimes, you will need a few stitches on the gum to facilitate healing. Stitches will dissolve in about 2-4 weeks after the procedure.

As with every dental procedure, there are few risks associated with tooth extraction. These include prolonged bleeding, infection, or swelling at the site of the extraction. However, if your expert periodontist recommends the procedure, the benefits surely outweigh the small chance of complications.

What to Expect After Your Tooth Extraction at Luxury Dentistry in NYC

It usually takes a few days to recover from a tooth extraction. The aftercare might involve some painkillers when the anesthesia wears off and rest for 24 hours (for example, no jumping or strenuous exercise). You will also need to eat soft food, and gradually start to reintroduce hard food after a couple of days.

Our convenient in-house periodontist specialist Dr. Pastagia will provide you with all the needed information before and after your appointment. The rate of success and satisfaction for tooth extraction and dental implants at Luxury Dentistry in NYC is very high.

Having a missing tooth (or potentially teeth) can cause issues to the remaining teeth, affecting your bite and making it difficult to chew. Therefore, once you had a tooth extracted, we might advise you to replace it with an implant.



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If you need a tooth extraction, put yourself in the expert hands of Luxury Dentistry NYC in New York City. Book your consultation today, and we will develop a personalized plan to help you take care of your mouth's future.

Written by Dr. Steven Davidowitz. Updated on 1/19/2021.

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