Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions in SoHo

When it comes to getting a tooth pulled, you need to know that you’re in good hands. As dentists, we understand that peace of mind can go a long way toward your physical comfort and well-being. So, at Greene Street Dental, we want to do our best to demonstrate our trustworthiness and foster that peace of mind through the quality of our care and the expertise of our staff. When you call to talk about your tooth extraction, we can promise kind and honest guidance that will help to set your mind at ease.

There’s No Need to Be Afraid of Dental Extractions

Every person that fears the dentist probably has tooth extraction at the top of their no-no list. Even people who aren’t overly afraid of the dentist may feel a little queasy about getting a tooth pulled, especially because media often portrays it as a painful, barbaric procedure.

We’re happy to reassure you that getting a tooth pulled is relatively painless. Technology and dentistry have advanced so much! Not only can we extract teeth more easily and less invasively, but we also have treatment options to help your gums heal faster after an extraction.

Common Reasons for Tooth Extractions

Here are some other common reasons why dentists recommend tooth extractions:

  • Overcrowding. Removing teeth in a crowded mouth can ease the pressure on existing teeth and make orthodontic treatments like Invisalign much more effective.
  • Decay. While we will do everything we can to save your tooth before removing it, sometimes the decay is too extensive. We remove teeth that can’t stand on their own with dental restorations like crowns.
  • Injury. If your tooth is cracked, chipped, or badly broken, the best bet may be to remove it. Your tooth is more likely to need removal if the injury is very close to the gums.

There are a few different kinds of extractions, and anything more than a simple extraction may be best left to our oral surgery team. Simple extractions involve local anesthetic and the use of specialized tools to loosen and lift the tooth from the gums. Sometimes, teeth need a little bit more care and attention before they can be removed, including your wisdom teeth.

Whichever form of extraction you’re up for, there are a few common concerns in recovering patients. Our dentist can give you the details on common side effects and the proper aftercare.

Complications of Tooth Extractions

Extractions are a form of oral surgery, so some patients do experience side effects after the procedure. Here are some of the more common side effects and what to watch out for:

  • Dry socket. After an extraction, your gums form a protective hematoma. If this blood clot dislodges, the socket becomes exposed to infection. The nerves are often very sensitive, so the pain can be intense. Dry socket is considered a dental emergency, so visit our office for same-day treatment if it occurs.
  • Bruising, bleeding, and swelling. These are fairly normal side effects. If these symptoms are interfering with your everyday life, visit your dentist to make sure the healing is progressing as it should.
  • Pain and tenderness. While tenderness is somewhat common, it shouldn’t be severe, nor should it last for more than a few days. Schedule a same-day visit if you’re experiencing severe pain after an extraction.

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Dental Extractions in Lower Manhattan at Greene Street Dental

Do you have serious tooth pain that is affecting your sleep, eating, or social life? Perhaps you’re ready to start Invisalign and your overcrowded teeth may interfere with treatment success. Our general dentistry experts can assess whether tooth extraction is right for you. We perform wisdom tooth extractions, abscessed teeth extractions, and other forms of oral surgery.

Book online or call (212) 226-5777 today to schedule your appointment.