Tooth Extractions Long Island
Tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Often associated with impacted wisdom teeth, removing a tooth may be the optimal solution in cases of decay, severe damage, or other impacted teeth. Dr. Feintuch in Manhasset, NY provides gentle, safe tooth extractions.
Several dental health issues could result in the need for tooth extraction:
- Severe tooth decay
- Advanced periodontal (gum) disease
- Broken teeth that cannot be repaired
- Teeth that are poorly positioned
- Wisdom teeth
- Impacted or infected teeth
- Preparation for orthodontic treatment
Removing teeth can potentially cause complications (like difficulty chewing, jaw joint issues, and shifting of teeth). Dr. Feintuch will discuss alternatives to extraction, such as fillings or crowns, if they are a possibility. Should you require extraction of a tooth required for function or appearance, Dr. Feintuch will share information about tooth replacement options, such as bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Before he performs the extraction, the doctor will take x-rays and plan the procedure with precision.
With anesthesia, Dr. Feintuch and our staff will also make sure that you are comfortable throughout your procedure. You will need to follow postoperative instructions after your extraction, and expect the exposed socket and gums to be sensitive for about a day.