Tooth Extraction Mount Kisco NY

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When getting a tooth extracted, many of us experience apprehension and worry at the thought of the procedure and potentially experiencing pain. But what if we told you tooth extraction could be relatively simple?

Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Orentlicher at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery provide tooth extraction procedures for our patients in the Mount Kisco, NY area.

Why Do I Need to Have My Tooth Extracted?

Tooth extraction is a common oral and maxillofacial surgery involving removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. There are various reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted, including:


Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Teeth that are severely decayed, damaged, or infected may need to be extracted. This is because the damage or infection has reached the tooth pulp or nerve, making it impossible to save the tooth with a filling or other restoration.

Advanced gum disease can cause the teeth to loosen and eventually fall out. Sometimes, a dentist may recommend extracting the affected teeth to prevent further damage and improve oral health.


Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted teeth are teeth that are blocked from emerging fully or properly due to a lack of space in the jaw. This is common with wisdom teeth, leading to pain, infection, and other dental problems.


Crowded Teeth

In some cases, teeth may need to be extracted to create more space in the mouth. This is often done as part of orthodontic treatment to make room for braces or to correct misaligned teeth.

Sometimes, teeth may need to be extracted to make room for orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign. This is often done when the teeth are overcrowded, and there is insufficient space to align them properly.

What to Expect During Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Here is a step-by-step overview of the tooth extraction process:

•  Local Anesthesia - Before the procedure begins, the dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted. This helps to reduce any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

•  Loosening and Removing the Tooth - Once the area is numb, the dentist will use a special tool called an elevator to loosen the tooth from its socket in the jawbone.

The dentist will then use forceps to gently wiggle the tooth back and forth to loosen it further.

Once the tooth is sufficiently loosened, the dentist will use forceps to carefully and slowly remove the tooth from the socket. Sometimes, the dentist may need to make small incisions in the gum tissue or remove some bone around the tooth to facilitate the extraction.

•  Stitches or Other Wound Closure Methods - After removing the tooth, the dentist will use stitches or other methods to close the wound. Sometimes, the dentist may place a gauze pad over the wound to help stop any bleeding.

How Long Does the Tooth Extraction Procedure Take?

Regarding tooth extraction, various factors can affect the total time to complete the procedure. While the operation may take as little as five minutes in some cases, more complicated situations can take considerably longer.

The complexity of the patient's condition, such as the degree to which the jawbone and surrounding teeth must be removed, will greatly impact how long the process takes.

In addition, more complex dental work may demand specialized tools or techniques that could extend an extraction timeline too. As such, it is best to consult Drs. Orentlicher and Horowitz beforehand if you are expecting a long process so that you know what other expenses may arise.

Is the Tooth Extraction Procedure Painful?

Having a tooth pulled can feel like an overwhelming experience, but it's important to remember that dentists are highly trained professionals, and they want to make sure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout the process.

Typically, there will be some minor discomfort during the procedure. Once your dentist administers an anesthetic or numbing agent, you should not feel physical pain during the extraction. Afterward, however, you may experience soreness and swelling in the affected area.

You may also take over-the-counter medications to mitigate these discomforts. If necessary, your dentist or oral surgeon will also provide prescription medication to help ensure proper healing and recovery following the tooth extraction.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Tooth Extraction?

Pain and discomfort after tooth extraction can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure. However, it is typically expected to last for several days.

The pain will likely peak about 24 hours after the extraction, potentially even higher if the procedure is especially difficult.

After that, it is important to take any prescribed medications and adhere to the doctor's instructions -such as keeping the area clean with salt water rinses while it heals. Although uncomfortable, most pain and tenderness should subside within five to seven days.

If there is still pain beyond this window, contact Drs. Orentlicher and Horowitz - they may want to examine the extraction site sooner rather than later.

What Are My Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?

Replacing a tooth after extraction can be done in several ways depending on the patient's preference and dental health. Here are some of the most common options.

Dental Implant

A dental implant is a surgical procedure that involves the insertion of a metal post into the jawbone. Once the post is in place, a crown is attached, creating a natural-looking tooth. This is the most popular and effective option for replacing a missing tooth. Learn more about dental implant options in Mount Kisco.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device anchored to the surrounding teeth. It consists of one or more replacement teeth supported by dental crowns on the adjacent teeth. Dental bridges are a good option for patients who have one or more missing teeth in a row.

Implant Supported Dentures

Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth. Depending on the number of missing teeth, they can be full dentures or partial dentures.
Learn more about implant supported dentures.

Schedule Tooth Extraction with Your Mount Kisco Oral Surgeons Today!

If you are in need of a tooth extraction, come see us at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery in Mount Kisco. Contact us at (914) 768-8220 to schedule an appointment.

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