We can fix overcrowded, infected, or impacted teeth with a tooth extraction treatment in our Jackson Heights, NY dental office. Some people may think that tooth extractions are painful procedures, but we use sedation and local anesthesia for a pain-free experience.
A tooth extraction is a helpful general dental treatment that can help build a healthier base for the teeth and gums. Dr. Haim Fedida has modern training in oral surgery, including extractions, as well as implant dentistry. If you need to replace the extracted tooth, he can provide all phases of dental implant treatment under one roof after the extraction of infected or damaged teeth.
Tooth Extraction Treatment
In most cases, an extraction will only take one visit and will not require any stitches or sutures. Our dental surgeon will first numb the area around the tooth using local anesthetic before removing it. He may administer IV sedation before treatment. Then, we will prepare the tooth and carefully remove the root from the jaw. Dr. Fedida will rock the tooth back and forth until it releases. Then, he will clean the extraction site and apply gauze to minimize bleeding. Depending on the situation, you may need tooth replacement or another procedure. We will discuss your options after your appointment.
Dr. Fedida recommends dental implants for patients after the extraction site heals if you want to replace the lost tooth. He can conduct oral surgery to place the dental implants in the root sockets. Dental implants are a dental restoration that provides structural stability, support for the gums, and support for the remaining natural teeth.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
The last molars to emerge are the wisdom teeth. They are the third set of molars in your mouth. Wisdom teeth often emerge when patients are in their late teens or early twenties. We will take diagnostic digital x-rays to determine if the removal of wisdom teeth is necessary. For example, impacted wisdom teeth will require removal. Impacted teeth are teeth that can not erupt in a proper position. They come in so low, at a 45 degree angle, that the roots can’t grow into the jaw bone and start to cause infection and pain. Impacted wisdom teeth are painful and eventually cause overcrowding.
Dental surgeons often remove them because they don’t fit properly and can cause a lot of problems for the teeth and jaw bone around them. Although not every patient needs their wisdom teeth removed. We will keep track of any movement of your wisdom teeth. Removing wisdom teeth is a common procedure that Dr. Fedida preforms in his dental office. The endodontic treatment surgery typically lasts about an hour and you will be able to go home the same day.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
Why do people have teeth extracted?
Patients may choose to have teeth extracted for many different reasons. Most relate to decaying or infected teeth that are causing the patient pain. Teeth extractions have become an increasingly popular choice for impacted teeth as well. Many teens and adults have their wisdom teeth removed because the impaction is causing pain.
What are the benefits of removing a damaged tooth?
There are countless benefits of removing a tooth if your dentist recommends a tooth extraction. First, it prevents infections in a specific area. The damage will not spread infection if you remove the affected tooth. Second, removing a tooth can make room for reconstruction if you have a misaligned jaw or bite. Third, if the tooth is causing excessive pain, the benefit of having a tooth extraction is pain relief.
What are signs that I need a tooth extraction?
You may need a tooth extraction if you do not have enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth, you have an infected and decaying tooth, you experienced a dental injury, or a tooth is causing you excessive pain. Dentists typically recommend extraction as a last resort for many reasons, but extraction is the best option for many of our patients in many cases of severe damage.
How long after an extraction can I remove the gauze?
After having a tooth extraction, we recommend our patients to leave their gauze in for at least an hour postoperative. This gives blood time to clot, which can prevent patients from getting a dry socket. A dry socket is a fairly painful side effect of tooth extraction that can occur when the blood clot that normally forms over the extraction site becomes dislodged due to certain activities. Symptoms of dry socket include severe pain, bad breath, and foul taste in the mouth. We encourage our patients to leave the gauze on until bleeding stops.
How long should you do salt water rinses after a tooth extraction?
Dentists recommend that patients use saltwater rinses 3-4 times every day after having a tooth extraction. You can rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution after eating. Tooth extraction patients can do this for at least 7 days post-extraction. Patients may continue to rinse for up to 10 days if necessary.
Contact Our East Elmhurst Dental Office for a Tooth Extraction
Do you need to remove impacted wisdom teeth? Maybe you need to replace an infected tooth with a durable dental implant. Request an appointment with Dr. Fedida online. You can also call Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa at 929-552-6315. Feel free to ask any remaining questions about treatment and we will be happy to help.