If treatment for a toothache or damaged tooth is not a viable option, the tooth will have to be removed. Or you may be experiencing the eruption of wisdom teeth that are giving you trouble. Such oral surgery emergencies are one of our specialties here at PresiDental Care. Tooth extractions are performed by our Midtown dentist with the utmost of expertise, and in the most gentle manner possible.
When it comes to one of your regular teeth, it is always a last resort to remove it. If you come in promptly at the first sign of a toothache or a damaged tooth, the odds will be more in your favor to keep your tooth. There are no guarantees, of course, and every situation is unique. Our Midtown dentist will assess the tooth and determine if an extraction is in order. As for wisdom teeth, when they grow in crooked, only partially, and/or become impacted, as happens most of the time, there is no doubt that they have to be taken out. Risks of not doing so, in addition to pain, include damage to nearby teeth, bone, and nerves. Extractions, whether for wisdom teeth or not, follow the same basic process. First our Midtown dentist will apply sufficient local anesthesia so that you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. We also have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) available if you would like to ease any fear or anxiety you feel about oral surgery. When the tooth or teeth have been completely extracted, you will be given instructions to follow when you get home. Discomfort should be minimal after the anesthesia wears off, and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Tooth extractions, which are often an urgent need, will be scheduled quickly to offer you the relief you need. Contact us Midtown dentist right away to schedule an appointment.