When you have oral pain, it may be a fixable problem, but there are occasions where there is no other remaining option but to remove the tooth. When that happens, we at Implant and Cosmetic Dental Care, PLLC are prepared not only to extract the tooth with expert precision, but also to replace that tooth for you with a new one that looks, feels, and functions like a natural one.
Reasons for needing an extraction include advanced tooth decay or the result of an accident or injury that has cracked the tooth to the point where it is beyond repair. Advancements in dental technology have allowed many such teeth to be saved with root canal therapy or the placement of a crown. If not, our Maspeth dentist office will remove the tooth in question for you. After you have been numbed sufficiently with local anesthesia, the procedure can begin. If you are nervous about an extraction, we also proudly offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to allow you to relax. You will feel pressure as the tooth is being pulled, but not pain. Some teeth have to be removed in pieces, but that’s nothing to worry about. If stitches are required, they will be put in once the tooth has been completely removed. In many cases, it is possible also for our Maspeth dentist office to place the titanium post that is the foundation for a dental implant. Doing so right after the extraction will save you a second visit and an additional surgery. Maintain a soft diet for 24 hours after your tooth is extracted. Use over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs on the outside of your mouth to manage any discomfort or swelling.
Contact our Maspeth dental office immediately when you have oral pain. The sooner you do, the better chance there is of saving the tooth. And if not, we will provide you with relief for the pain as quickly as possible.