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How Common Is the Need To Extract Teeth?

On occasion, teeth can be damaged as a result of an accident or injury. In cases where it is not possible to save the tooth, a more detailed procedure is required to safely remove it from the gum. Sometimes a tooth is embedded, or broken in pieces and difficult to remove in its entirety. In these circumstances, a surgeon, specializing in dental extractions will complete the procedure. The dental surgeon administers appropriate anesthesia for the patient, and provides complete aftercare information and instruction

Extraction Versus Treatment

On occasion, teeth can be damaged as a result of an accident or injury. In cases where it is not possible to save the tooth, a more detailed procedure is required to safely remove it from the gum. Sometimes a tooth is embedded, or broken in pieces and difficult to remove in its entirety. In these circumstances, a surgeon, specializing in dental extractions will complete the procedure. The dental surgeon administers appropriate anesthesia for the patient, and provides complete aftercare information and instructions.

What if the tooth cannot be saved?

The dentist will always strive to retain teeth where possible, if he assesses there is a high probability the treatment will be a success. In cases where there is no hope of saving the tooth, and it is accessible and intact, the dentist will perform a common extraction in the dental office. Anesthesia ensures the patient is comfortable, and experiences no pain during the removal of the affected tooth.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are not commonly removed in an emergency appointment, as there is usually some consideration given to the pros and cons of extracting or retaining some or all of the wisdom teeth.
There are common problems associated with wisdom teeth, such as difficulty cleaning hard to reach areas; crowding as teeth move and grow; infection collecting in impacted teeth. Should any pain or problems arise from discomfort in your wisdom teeth, contact us. Cleaning and scaling processes can often alleviate problems and create some breathing space until a more permanent solution to the issue is reached.

Need a tooth extracted or want to discuss wisdom tooth extraction? Call our office today on 718-544-5055 for an appointment.

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