Tooth Extractions in Elmhurst, NY
Tooth Extractions in Elmhurst, NY

Tooth extractions are generally the last option that dentists choose if a tooth is too severely damaged to be treated otherwise. Leaving them untreated can cause dental problems such as infections. There are several reasons why a tooth may need an extraction. At Dr. Vinit Shah, you can expect to have a safe and comfortable procedure to restore your oral health.

We use the latest technology equipment and ensure that the process of tooth extractions in Elmhurst is performed by only trained professionals.

Reasons for a tooth extraction

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Impacted wisdom tooth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Failure of a baby tooth to fall out when it should to allow a permanent tooth to come in properly

Procedure

There are two types of tooth extractions. A simple extraction is less invasive and will be used if the affected tooth is visible above the gum line and easily accessible. Your dentist at Dr. Vinit Shah, Dentist will grab the tooth using forceps to remove it. If, on the other hand, the tooth has not erupted yet, or lies deeper within the gum line for another reason, a surgical extraction will be used.

A surgical extraction will first require a local anesthetic to be used to numb your tooth. If multiple teeth need to be removed, such as with impacted wisdom teeth or to relieve crowding before starting orthodontic treatment, a general anesthetic will usually be used to leave you sedated throughout the procedure. An incision will first be made into the gum tissue in order to access the tooth. It will then be gripped and loosened by being pulled back and forth. Once it has become loosened enough, your dentist will lift it out of the gums. If, however, it is too firmly lodged in place, it can be broken up into smaller pieces first. The site will be closed by replacing the gum tissue. Sutures may be used to help with healing. Soluble sutures are most often used in this case to eliminate the need for you to return to have them taken out.

The treated area will require careful handling for a few days following the extraction. You will receive special instructions from your dentist regarding diet and cleaning the site.

Your dentist at Dr. Vinit Shah, Dentist is experienced in performing tooth extractions in Elmhurst and you can be confident that you will have a smooth procedure to ensure your oral health. Schedule an appointment with us now for tooth extractions in Elmhurst, NY.