East Village Dental PC

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lower East Side, New York, NY

While it’s always preferable to keep the natural structures of your teeth intact, there are some situations where a tooth can be more trouble than it’s worth. If you need an extraction, schedule a visit with the team of professionals at East Village Dental in New York City. They provide safe and effective extractions at their state-of-the-art clinic in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Book your visit today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.

Extractions Q & A

What is an extraction?

An extraction is the professional removal of your tooth. Also known as “getting your tooth pulled,” an extraction aims to improve your overall oral health by fully removing a tooth that’s causing you problems. 

Extractions tend to be a last-ditch effort if a tooth can’t be salvaged through other means, but they’re incredibly effective in improving your oral health.

Why would I need a tooth extraction?

The team at East Village Dental only suggests pulling a tooth if it’s beyond repair. Some of the situations that might leave a tooth unsalvageable include:

  • Extensive decay
  • Fracture, break, or crack that’s beyond restoration
  • An impacted tooth under your gums
  • Abscessed tooth
  • A tooth that’s become loose or compromised due to gum disease

When you remove a problematic tooth, it instantly improves your overall oral health. Once you heal from your extraction, you notice an improvement in comfort and have increased protection against the spread of infection.

You can replace your missing tooth after extraction. East Village Dental uses bridges, partial and full dentures, or dental implants to give you a healthier and more attractive smile.

What happens during extractions?

When you get an extraction at East Village Dental, your dentist specifically tailors your treatment plan to your unique circumstances. 

The goal is to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible with your procedure, so your dentist discusses every aspect of your treatment plan with you in order to alleviate any concerns you might have.

If your tooth has emerged through the gums, the process of extracting it is fairly simple. Your dentist uses a special tool to wiggle your tooth until it’s loose enough to remove before pulling it out and packing the empty socket with gauze, which encourages a clot to form.

If your tooth is impacted or beneath your gum line, as is often the case with wisdom teeth, your dentist might need to cut open your gum in order to gain access to the tooth before pulling it.

Your dentist gives you some time to recover at the office, and then sends you home with post-operative care instructions to help speed up your recovery and minimize discomfort.

Do extractions hurt?

Extractions might sound scary, but the team at East Village Dental provides a variety of sedative options to make the procedure as painless as possible. 

They use a local anesthetic to make your tooth and the surrounding tissues numb, so you won’t feel any pain as your tooth is extracted, though you might feel a little pressure as the tooth is coming out.

If you need extractions, schedule your visit with East Village Dental today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.