A tooth is often repaired with a dental crown or filling if it has been damaged by decay or broken. As dentists, we try to save teeth whenever possible. However, there are times when a tooth is so damaged that it needs to be extracted and replaced by a tooth replacement option.
At New York Dental Group, Dr. Sunny Pannu and Dr. Kierian Nwugwo offer tooth extractions for our patients needing help. For a simple extraction, we will loosen the tooth with a dental instrument called an elevator. Then, the loosened tooth can be removed using dental extraction forceps.
When you have a tooth extracted, you may feel pressure but you should feel no pain. Our skilled dental team will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during the extraction.
After your tooth has been removed, you will want to stick to a soft diet until the area has healed, apply ice packs outside the affected area to reduce swelling, and rinse gently with warm salt water to keep the extraction site clean until it heals.
When the area has healed we can restore your smile to full function and appearance with a tooth replacement restoration. If a tooth extraction is on your horizon, our dental team in Vestal, New York, is here to help. We invite you to call us at 607-777-1340 today, and let us help you keep your smile healthy and strong!