Intense, searing pain in your teeth. It can be all-consuming, preventing you from eating, sleeping, or doing much else except wanting the pain to end. Often, tooth decay is the culprit behind such pain. While we make preserving all of your teeth our top priority, in some cases tooth extractions are the only remedy to severe tooth decay. Not only do they alleviate the pain from the decayed tooth, they help prevent the decay from spreading to your other teeth, causing you more pain and requiring additional appointments for treatment. Extraction is a simple procedure in the hands of our expert team. After providing IV sedation or another form of anesthesia to relax and numb you, we gently loosen the tooth or teeth with a tool called an elevator before extracting them with forceps. We can perform one or multiple tooth extraction in a single visit right here in our Wantagh, NY office.
After your tooth extractions are completed, the pain you experienced from tooth decay should quickly subside. However, we recommend that you don’t leave gaps in your mouth. When you’re missing teeth, you may have difficulty eating and speaking properly, and even feel embarrassed about your appearance. What’s worse is that you can further compromise your dental health if you don’t seek additional treatment after tooth extractions. Teeth rely on other adjacent teeth to keep them standing straight.
Without the support of neighboring teeth, the teeth on either side of the gaps can begin to grow crooked. Your teeth also stimulate your jawbone and help it stay healthy. After tooth extractions, the bone underneath can deteriorate and recede, requiring bone grafting to restore it. Dental implants, the most natural-looking and only permanent teeth replacement option available, can help you avoid all of these issues. Our team has placed well over 10,000 dental implants with exceptional results. We invite you to schedule a consultation with a doctor in our Wantagh, NY office to learn more.
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