Tooth extraction in Lake Success
It is always our goal to do everything reasonable to prevent the loss of your natural teeth, but when it is unavoidable, you can count on gentle and expert care here at the office of Alan S. Kuznick DMD. We can also provide you with a replacement for your lost tooth with advanced dental implants.
Some of the common reasons for our tooth extraction in Lake Success
are a severely fractured tooth, advanced decay, or an infection that has rendered the tooth unsuitable for successful root canal. There is no blame to assign. Even if you take outstanding care of your teeth, you could end up losing one. Typically, you'll know that you might need our tooth extraction in Lake Success due to the onset of a toothache. After an examination and x-rays, our dentist will determine if you need to have your tooth removed. If so, you will be given sufficient local anesthesia to make the experience comfortable. You will be numb and should feel no pain while the work is being done. If required, stitches will be put in afterward. Detailed instructions are provided, which include limiting yourself to soft foods for the first 24 hours. Broth, pudding, and gelatin are good examples. Rinse frequently with warm salt water, and take over-the-counter pain relief medication for any discomfort after the anesthesia wears off. You should also hold an ice pack on the outside of your mouth to reduce the chance of swelling. If you qualify, it is sometimes possible to place the post for your new dental implant immediately after the tooth has been extracted. Even if that is not applicable to you, it is a good idea to consider replacing the tooth in a timely manner. Empty space leaves you with a cosmetic deficit in your smile, and has implications such as shifting teeth, jaw misalignment, and inefficient chewing.
Call us to arrange an appointment for our tooth extraction in Lake Success
By Alan S. Kuznick, DMD
March 20, 2018