Tooth Extraction Mount Kisco NY
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.