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.
Usually, people will need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. They are known as third molars and will usually grow in the back of your jaw, top to bottom. You can expect them to emerge between sixteen and 20. Problems often develop that will call for an extraction, usually because the jaw is not big enough for the last set which can cause misaligned or crooked teeth. They can also grow sideways, only halfway past the gum. Sometimes they can be trapped under the gum.
Wisdom teeth extractions are fairly safe and very routine. Your mouth will be numbed with local anesthesia, or sometimes an IV sedation will put you to sleep.