"My smile is very important to me. I never really had huge issues with my teeth but I did have some spacing that I was not happy with. Deciding to get invisalign was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The hard part was finding a facility that would tend to my needs and make me feel at home. I researched for quite some time before actually picking a place, but I finally ended up choosing Luxury Dentistry.”
- Darween F.
Why Get Your Tooth Extracted?
Tooth extractions can become necessary and beneficial for any number of reasons. If a tooth is broken, damaged or diseased, extraction can prevent the damage from spreading to the gums or surrounding teeth. One common extraction is the removal of wisdom teeth, as they often become impacted or grow in at an incorrect angle. Overcrowding of teeth also may call for tooth extractions in order to make room in your mouth. Finally, extractions are frequently carried out as a preparatory measure for later orthodontic procedures, such as implants, bridges or dentures.
Is it painful?
At Luxury Dentistry's state-of-the-art facility in New York City, Drs. Davidowitz are able to carry out teeth extractions virtually painlessly with the use of a local or general anesthetic. For those who have particular anxiety about the procedure, a stronger sleep sedation is also available as an option to ensure maximum comfort.
What is the process for extracting a tooth?
In preparation for a tooth extraction, the doctor will first ask you about your medical and dental histories. He will also take X-rays of the intended extraction area in order to find out the best way to remove the tooth. You may be asked not to eat or drink anything for the six to eight hours leading up to the procedure.
When the doctor is ready to extract the tooth, he will use an injection to administer a local anesthetic. For simple extractions, the local anesthetic may be enough, with or without anti-anxiety drugs. The dentist will grasp the tooth with forceps and loosen it by wiggling it back and forth, eventually removing it. For surgical extractions, or those involving teeth that are not easily accessible or seen in the mouth, the dentist may administer a local anesthetic by injection, use conscious sedation, or even use general anesthesia. Surgical extractions often require the doctor to make an incision in the gums to reach the tooth.