Getting a tooth extracted is generally a last resort. At Cosmopolitan Dental, we will make every reasonable attempt to save your tooth, such as performing root canal therapy. But there are just some instances in which it isn’t possible to keep the tooth in question. With modern dentistry and a commitment on your part to brushing after meals and flossing thoroughly at least once a day, we can make our teeth extraction in Grand Central a very rare event.
When it has become evident that a tooth simply has to come out, you can have complete confidence in our dentist to remove it safely, effectively, and with as little discomfort as possible. Our teeth extraction in Grand Central is done with the utmost of skill, expertise, and gentle care. Of course, you will receive a local anesthetic that is sufficient to numb the affected area prior to beginning the procedure. You should feel pressure as the tooth is being taken out, but no pain. Depending on the location of the tooth in your mouth, and the condition that it is in, the tooth may come out in one piece or in several.
After the tooth has been completely removed, you will most likely be given stitches to close the wound. Gauze will be offered to stem the minor bleeding that is a natural consequence of any surgery. We make sure that we give you all of the information that you need, before, during, and after our teeth extraction in Grand Central. You can either take store-bought pain relievers, or we will prescribe a stronger one for you, if necessary. Combined with applying an ice pack to the side of your mouth that was worked on, this will manage the pain, and help to reduce any swelling once the anesthesia wears off. We recommend rinsing frequently with salt in warm water. You should also avoid any physical exertion for the remainder of the day, and take it easy it if at all possible. Eat only soft foods for the first 24 hours afterward. Our dentist will discuss tooth restoration options with you, including dental implants, the most advanced method of replacing teeth available today.