Tooth extraction is not a routine dental procedure. At Bronxville Dentistry, we aim to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible. However, certain conditions may force you to seek tooth extraction in Bronxville, NY.
We understand the trepidation that you may have about tooth extraction. But, knowing what to expect during the procedure may prepare you, so keep reading to learn more about dental extraction.
At the face of it, tooth extraction is the pulling of the permanent teeth that can’t be salvaged. But, the procedure is categorized into two: simple and surgical extractions depending on the position of the teeth.
Simple extractions are done in visible teeth and the process takes about 20 to 40 minutes. The surgical tooth extractions, on the other hand, are done on teeth that lie beneath the gum and not easily accessible such as wisdom teeth extractions.
Several reasons may prompt our dentist to recommend tooth extraction such as:
There are times when extraction may be an emergency. When you notice excessive bleeding without noticeable cause or have an abscess, then you need an emergency tooth extraction in Bronxville.
Tooth extraction may be done in one to two dental visits depending on the cause and severity.
The dentist will discuss the process and examine your dental health. X-rays and other modern tests may be done to establish the extent of the decay. Antibiotics may be given before the surgery especially in people with a weakened immune system to prevent infection.
If you have dental phobia, it is important to tell the dentist as we have different solutions such as sedation.
Anesthesia is given depending on the type of extraction that will be done. For simple extractions, local anesthesia will suffice. However, surgical extraction will need sedation (deep) in addition to the local anesthesia. Next, the socket will be stitched to aid in healing.
Pain is a common symptom after the extraction, but the dentist will prescribe pain medications. The recovery can take one to two days for the simple extraction and between three and seven days for surgical procedures.
Your recovery will largely depend on how well you take care of the wound.
Tooth extraction is successful, but a few risks can arise such as nerve damage, numbness, soreness of the jaw, dry socket, jaw fracture, and sinus hole.
Don’t live in pain or tooth decay, but seek the necessary treatments, and tooth extraction is ideal. Contact us for an appointment if you are looking for Bronxville tooth extraction.