Dental Extractions in NYC
Why would I need a tooth extracted?
If you need a tooth removed, it is important that you visit a highly qualified dentist in New York City in order to ensure that the procedure is done quickly and with minimal complications. If you are unsure whether or not a tooth extraction is right for you, Dr. Jeffrey Rabinowitz can help you decide. We will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine the right course of action for you.
A tooth may need to be extracted for any number of reasons including:
- Severe decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Irreparable brokenness
- Poor positioning in the mouth
- Preparation for orthodontic treatment
The Extraction Process and Aftercare
During the extraction process, Dr. Jeffrey Rabinowitz will numb your tooth, jawbone and gums with a local anesthetic. When a tooth has been extracted, it is possible to replace the tooth to restore your smile’s aesthetic with a bridge or a dental implant, if necessary. This is done to ensure that your chewing process, jaw joint and smile are not affected by the removal of the problem tooth or teeth.
Once you have a tooth removed, it requires specific aftercare to ensure it does not get infected. If you notice bleeding from the site, it is normal. Simply place a piece of moist gauze over the empty socket and bite down firmly for 30 minutes. If you notice a blood clot in the empty socket, do not dislodge the clot. It is necessary for the healing process. For the first 24 hours following your surgery, it is important you do not rinse or spit liquid from your mouth. You should also avoid using straws, drinking hot liquids and alcoholic beverages, and brushing or flossing near the site.
Call our team at the office of Dr. Jeffrey Rabinowitz at (212) 826-2322 to discuss your options for extraction and to schedule a consultation appointment.
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