Tooth Extraction Specialist

Emergency Dentist NYC

Emergency, Cosmetic, and General Dentistry located in Union Square, New York City, NY

Although it’s always ideal to preserve your natural teeth, that’s not possible in certain circumstances. Fortunately, you can rely on New York City’s leading emergency dental team, Emergency Dentist NYC in Union Square, Manhattan, for tooth extraction as well as tooth restoration. Call the office or use the online appointment tool to get help now.

Tooth Extraction Q & A

When do I need tooth extractions?

You might need a tooth extraction in cases where your natural tooth isn't viable or is causing serious problems for your other teeth. Circumstances in which you could need a tooth extraction include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Severe gum disease
  • Major tooth damage following mouth trauma
  • Tooth that breaks near the gumline
  • Crowded mouth (extra teeth)
  • Too little room for your wisdom teeth to erupt
  • Impacted wisdom teeth

Although Emergency Dentist NYC always aims for natural tooth preservation, in the situations above an extraction is often the best choice for your oral health and wellness. They offer comfortable on-site tooth extractions for your convenience.

How do tooth extractions work?

Emergency Dentist NYC uses state-of-the-art equipment including digital X-rays and panoramic 3D imaging scans to identify the exact source of your tooth pain or other symptoms. This imaging allows for precision planning before your extraction begins. 

Most patients get local anesthesia for tooth extractions, but If you're anxious or have dental phobia, you can opt for intravenous (IV) sedation. IV sedation keeps you relaxed throughout the procedure, and it typically also has an amnesiac effect, which means you won't remember the extraction afterward.

Once you're comfortable, your provider loosens the tooth and pulls it using a tool called dental forceps. Usually, an extraction is straightforward, and doesn't take long.

For a surgical extraction, like removing wisdom teeth that haven't broken your gums yet, the procedure is more complex. In this case, your provider creates an incision in your gum, just above the tooth, to reach the tooth and remove it. If your wisdom tooth is impacted, it's often set firmly into the bone of your jaw. Your provider might need to remove a small amount of bone along with the wisdom tooth in this situation.

What can I expect as I heal from a tooth extraction?

Emergency Dentist NYC gives you specific discharge guidelines to follow for optimal recovery. Depending on the type of extraction and specific situation, you may need to eat a soft diet for a few days. Usually, Emergency Dentist NYC also recommends an over-the-counter or prescription pain reliever as needed for pain, and a saltwater rinse to promote healing and soothe inflammation.

For tooth extractions with care, call Emergency Dentist NYC or use online scheduling to set up your appointment now.