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Extractions Specialist

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants -  - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Bayside, Bayside, NY & Upper East Side, New York, NY

Sometimes, a tooth becomes damaged beyond the scope of repair. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants, with two locations in the Bayside area of Queens and Manhattan's Upper East Side, provides tooth extractions when other treatments fail or are impossible. Scott Goldstein, MS, DDS, and Peter Rosa, DDS, MD, FACS, use the latest techniques to ensure your procedure is as painless as possible. If you have a tooth that’s extremely painful or decayed, call the nearest New York City office or book online to schedule an extraction appointment.

Extractions Q & A

Why would I need a tooth pulled?

If you have a broken, decayed, or otherwise damaged tooth, the team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants first tries to save it with a filling, crown, or other tooth restoration procedure. 

In some cases, these treatments don’t work or aren’t possible because the damage is too severe. If they can’t fix your tooth with more conservative treatments, they may suggest an extraction.

Common reasons you may need to have a tooth pulled include:

  • Your teeth are crowded
  • The tooth is too loose to work on
  • The tooth is severely infected, or there’s a high risk of infection
  • Your wisdom teeth are causing problems
  • You have baby teeth that never fell out

Talk with the team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants to see if an extraction is right for you.

What happens during a tooth extraction procedure?

The team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants performs a comprehensive dental exam to determine the cause of your tooth pain. This may include X-rays to evaluate the structure of your teeth.

The team strives to create the most comfortable experience possible. If you need a tooth pulled, they give you an injection numbs the area. Your provider may discuss other options for sedation depending on the extent of your procedure.

They then remove your tooth using specialized instruments that extract the problem tooth without damaging the healthy neighboring teeth. After extracting the tooth, they treat your gum tissue to prevent infection. This may involve self-dissolving stitches to close up your gums or packing the area with gauze.

What is the recovery process after a tooth extraction?

The anesthetic prevents you from feeling any pain during the procedure, but you may experience discomfort as it wears off. Recovery from a dental extraction typically takes a few days.

The team provides you with instructions on how to care for your oral health after the extraction. 

They may suggest you do the following to minimize the risk of infection and enhance recovery:

  • Relax for at least 24 hours after the procedure
  • Eat soft foods
  • Don’t drink from a straw
  • Apply an ice pack
  • Take pain medications, if prescribed
  • Avoid rinsing and spitting for 24 hours
  • Gently rinse your mouth with salt water after 24 hours
  • Avoid the extraction site when brushing and flossing

After your mouth heals, the team may discuss options for replacing the tooth, such as a dental bridge or implants. 

If you think you may need a tooth pulled, call Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants or book an appointment online today.