At NY Smile Creators, our top priority is to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile and maintain your oral health for a lifetime. While we believe this means helping you preserve your natural teeth, there are certain circumstances that would require a tooth extraction. Whether that means removing a failing tooth, or a wisdom tooth, we want you to know that you’re in good hands with Dr. Richard Gochman and Dr. Teju Bharati. Here are some reasons why you may need a tooth extraction in Queens.
Otherwise known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to arrive typically around the ages of 17-25. Situated at the back of your mouth behind your first two molars, wisdom teeth often have to be removed for a number of different reasons.
- They may be hard to reach for brushing and flossing. Without good hygiene, they put you at a higher risk for issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.
- They may come in at odd angles, which can cause crowding or shifting of your other teeth.
- They may be impacted or stuck below your gum line, which can cause inflammation and infection.
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure, and our doctors are highly skilled and experienced in removing third molars, so you can rest assured that your procedure will go smoothly.
Abscess or Infection
Injury, fractures, and tooth decay are all conditions that can lead to an abscess or infection in your tooth. An abscess can manifest as slight sensitivity to hot and cold food or beverages, which may subside at first. If you begin to experience these types of symptoms, it’s important to have your tooth looked at because an infection won’t go away; in fact, it will progressively get worse.
Root canal therapy can often save an injured or infected tooth; however, if it progresses past the capability of a root canal, we’ll recommend that you have your tooth extracted. Sometimes this is the only option to relieve your infection.
Will My Extraction Hurt?
Modern dentistry has made many advances to ensure that dental procedures are more comfortable and efficient for patients, and tooth extractions are no exception. Dental anesthetics will ensure that you don’t feel anything more than slight pressure during your procedure. At NY Smile Creators, we also offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas to help patients relax during treatment.
If you need a tooth removed, look no further than your trusted team at NY Smile Creators. Call us today for more information.