It is our goal here at Michael J. Weiss & Associates to help you keep your natural teeth strong, healthy, and free of pain for a lifetime. But the reality is that this is not always possible. For various reasons, a tooth may not be savable with root canal therapy and the pain from an infection is causing you to be in extreme discomfort. That is when you will need our Queens teeth extractions. And because we understand that waiting is not a pleasant option in some cases, we offer appointments on weekends for dental emergencies should the need arise. We’re here for you when you need us.
Of course, removing a tooth is typically a last resort. But when it has to be done, you can depend on our dentist for the highest level of skill and experience in doing our Queens teeth extractions. The process of having a tooth removed starts with a local anesthetic in order to numb you sufficiently so that you feel only pressure during, not pain. Depending on the location of the tooth and its condition, it may come out in one piece or several.
After the tooth has been taken out, you will be given gauze to stem any bleeding. It is perfectly natural for there to be some bleeding after having oral surgery, so you should not be alarmed. We will make sure that we provide you with detailed instructions on what to do for the first 24 hours after our Queens teeth extractions. You should turn to either over-the-counter pain relievers or a stronger one prescribed by our dentist to manage the pain that you will likely feel after the anesthesia has worn off. Other helpful tips to dull pain include holding an ice pack on the side of your mouth where the tooth was removed from. This will also serve to reduce any swelling. We also recommend that you rinse frequently with salt in warm water.
You should take it easy for the remainder of the day after our Queens teeth extractions and definitely avoid any physical exertion. Also, confine yourself to only soft foods during the first 24 hours. Our dentist will also discuss options with you for restoring the lost tooth. These include a dental implant and a bridge.