If you do not practice good oral hygiene, there is the real possibility that Doctor Aram Cazazian at Bayside Family Dentistry in Bayside, NY will need to perform a tooth extraction at some point in your life. Losing a tooth can feel like the end of the world, but unfortunately for your oral health, it can be necessary.
There are numerous reasons why a tooth extraction can be necessary, including things such as misaligned teeth, a fractured tooth or a decayed root, impacted teeth or wisdom teeth, severe decay, infection or abscess, advanced periodontal disease, and orthodontic correction.
If you think you might need a tooth extraction, you can contact Bayside Family Dentistry to set up an appointment. One of our dental team members will then be able to determine what the best treatment options are.
Once you come in for the examination, our dentist might recommend the tooth extraction. If this is suggested, an X-ray will be done to better understand the shape and positioning of the tooth extraction area. Depending on the level of difficulty, you might be referred to a specialized oral surgeon.
You can expect some pain and discomfort after the extraction. Ice packs and painkillers should be used to minimize discomfort levels. You should apply ice every fifteen minutes or so. After the procedure, if you follow the care routine suggested, the pain should be gone within two weeks. If the extraction continues to cause pain, if it swells, if there’s bleeding, or if it causes a fever, you should contact Bayside Family Dentistry immediately.
Do you have a painful tooth that needs an extraction? Let us know! At Bayside Family Dentistry in Bayside, NY, we perform extractions for patients of all ages. Schedule a visit with Dr. Cazazian by calling our office, or set up your appointment online today!