Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Tribeca, Manhattan and Valley Stream, Queens. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in general dentistry services, including wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev, both members of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association, will extract your wisdom teeth or other problematic teeth quickly and with as little discomfort as possible. We always put your satisfaction first and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare. Visit us today!
What is a Tooth Extraction?
Getting a tooth extraction in NYC can be simple or surgical. The method of extraction depends on the circumstances of your condition. Simple tooth removal is usually used if teeth are visible and can be easily accessed while using local anesthesia. Surgical tooth extraction is a more complex procedure for teeth that cannot be easily removed if they have only partially erupted or have broken down underneath the gum line.
The reasons for having a tooth pulled include:
- A tooth that has been badly damaged by trauma or decay
- A crowded mouth (as with wisdom teeth)
- Preventing the spread of infection
What to Expect During a Tooth Removal
In most situations, a tooth can be extracted using a local anesthetic administered by the dentist. This is done to numb the area. In certain cases, for example, if your tooth is impacted, your dentist may put you under general anesthesia. In such cases, you will be asleep during the procedure.
Following your tooth removal, recovery typically takes a couple of days. Your dentist will prescribe measures to reduce infection and help recovery.
Care after tooth extraction may include:
- Limiting activity and applying ice
- Eating soft food
- Brushing around the treated area
Here at Central Avenue Dental, our staff is highly trained in tooth extraction, especially wisdom teeth removal. Our two primary NYC dentists, Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev, are both members of the American Dental Association and of the Dental Society of the State of New York. Our aim is to make you as comfortable as possible throughout your entire visit. We are happy to talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have.