A tooth removal procedure involves extracting a tooth from the jaw bone. Extractions at Dental Magic are done in our Bronx, NY dental office. Either a dentist or an oral surgeon will extract one or more teeth under local or general anesthesia. This procedure is usually recommended for cases of severe decay, damage, or infection. Extractions are only performed if there is no other solution to save the tooth.
We recommend two types of extractions at Dental Magic, simple and surgical tooth removal. Your dentist in the Bronx, NY uses forceps to lift and remove a tooth during a simple extraction. For some patients, the tooth is more easily removed in pieces. This type of extraction is done under local anesthesia. An oral surgeon will perform a surgical tooth removal under general anesthesia.
It is important to follow your dentist’s post-extraction care instructions. There are a few steps every patient must take after tooth removal and other types of oral surgery:
Extractions in the Bronx, NY, should not cause pain. If you experience pain or discomfort during the procedure, alert your dentist immediately. An adjustment can be made with the anesthesia.
For severe pain or uncontrollable bleeding after the first 24 hours post-extraction, call Dental Magic for further instructions. To learn more about tooth extractions in the Bronx, NY, contact our dental office today to book an appointment.