Though dentists do all they can to save a tooth, sometimes extraction is the best way to protect your oral health.
The dentists at Brooklyn Heights Dental® perform virtually painless tooth extractions in both simple and complex cases.
Learn more about our Brooklyn Heights, NY, practice's approach to tooth extraction...
A Closer Look at Tooth Extraction
Can the Tooth Be Replaced?
Traditional dental bridges can replace a single tooth or several teeth in a row. They consist of artificial teeth supported by dental crowns, which are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Our Brooklyn practice uses CEREC® technology that can craft a bridge on the spot.
Dental implants are titanium devices placed into the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots. Artificial teeth attach to the implants, creating a stable and natural-looking restoration. A single missing tooth can be replaced by a dental implant with a crown, and multiple teeth can be replaced by an implant-supported bridge or denture.
Traditional full and partial dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Partial dentures fill the gaps in your smile and attach to your remaining teeth, while full dentures replace your entire dental arch and are held in place by dental adhesive and suction.
Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?
Restorations supported by implants are the replacement option closest to natural teeth. This solution is what we recommend for qualified candidates. Important reasons to consider dental implants include:
- Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, providing crucial stimulation to the jawbone that prevents atrophy.
- Unlike traditional bridges that require crowns, implant-supported restorations don't require any alterations to your healthy teeth.
No other option provides the same comprehensive benefits as dental implants.
Schedule an Appointment at Brooklyn Heights Dental® Quality Dentistry for Patients in Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and Across Brooklyn
At Brooklyn Heights Dental®, Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Lisa Reid provide comprehensive dentistry to ensure a lifetime of smiles. Our dentists have received advanced training that allows us to offer complex treatments, such as extractions requiring oral surgery and implant placement. Many dentists need to refer patients to an oral surgeon for such procedures.
If you have a damaged or painful tooth, don't put off treatment any longer. If you require extraction, we are here to provide the most comfortable and effective solution possible. Request an appointment at our Brooklyn practice by contacting us online or by calling:
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What Is the Process for a Tooth Extraction?
We offer sedation to help keep you calm and comfortable.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Your dentist will send you home with specific recovery instructions, but the following tips will help you heal:
Immediately following extraction:
- Apply ice for 10 minutes at a time to reduce swelling.
- For the first few hours, occasionally bite down on the gauze pads to help blood clot formation. Replace gauze if it becomes soaked with blood.
- Take painkillers or antibiotics as prescribed.
- Relax and limit activity.
- Eat soft foods like soup, pudding, yogurt, or applesauce.
- Do not rinse, spit, or use a straw for the first 24 hours to aid clot formation.
- Avoid smoking or consuming alcohol, which impedes the healing process.
During the next several days:
- You may rinse your mouth using a half-teaspoon of salt dissolved in 8 ounces of warm water.
- Brush and floss as normal, but stay away from the extraction site to avoid dislodging the clot.
- Keep avoiding smoking and alcohol.
- Introduce solid foods when the extraction site sufficiently heals.
Dry Socket A Rare But Urgent Complication
After a tooth is extracted, a blood clot forms at the extraction site and protects the gum and bone tissue as it heals. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot is prematurely dislodged, usually a few days after extraction.
This painful condition exposes the nerves and bone tissue and leaves them vulnerable to infection. Call our Brooklyn Heights office at (718) 857-6639 right away if you suspect you have dry socket after tooth extraction.
How Much Does Tooth Extraction Cost?
Tooth extraction is usually covered by insurance. Simple extractions are relatively inexpensive. Extractions requiring oral surgery or using sedation will be more expensive. We offer flexible financing to help keep costs affordable for our patients in Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and across Brooklyn and New York City.
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