At Luxury Dentistry NYC, Drs. Gary and Steven Davidowitz provide a host of dental services that can help you on your way to a beautiful and confident smile. Teeth extractions are just one of the many procedures that are available at Luxury Dentistry and may be necessary for either health or for cosmetic reasons.

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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.

Post-Extraction Treatment

Before and/or after your tooth extraction, the dentist may prescribe you antibiotics if he determines you to be at risk. People who are "at risk" include those with infections at the time of the surgery, those with weakened immune systems, or those with specific medical conditions. Within an hour of the tooth extraction, healing will begin with the formation of a blood clot in the socket. Ice packs on the face can help reduce swelling, and a gentle rinse with warm salt water can help keep the area clean.

Written by Dr. Steven Davidowitz. Updated on 1/8/2020.



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Finding Out More About Tooth Extractions

Call/Text us today at 212-759-7535 to set up a consultation with Drs. Davidowitz and discuss how they can help you if you need teeth extractions. Luxury Dentistry is located in New York City but regularly welcomes patients from all over the world who seek our specialized expertise in cosmetic dentistry.

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