Our dentists perform dental extractions - for more serious cases we refer you to our oral surgeon or periodontist.

Extractions are sometimes an unavoidable part of maintaining healthy teeth.  Occasionally even healthy teeth must be removed to make way for proper development if there is a situation of crowding of the teeth.

Your dentist will explain the reasons for any extraction you require. Naturally, we understand that some patients can feel anxious about the prospect of having a tooth removed. Whatever anesthetic you require, from localized numbing to general or intravenous, your dentist or dental surgeon will explain every option available to you.

Your dental practitioner will also explain aftercare in detail, and provide the patient with information to take away for reference. The importance of caring for wounds in the mouth after extraction cannot be overstated, as improper aftercare can lead to painful infections and the tooth’s socket in difficulty of healing.

If wounds are not carefully cleaned in the days following an extraction, or rinsing guidelines not followed correctly, patients can sometimes experience pain or discomfort in or around the socket.

Contact us at Canarsie Family Dentistry immediately if you experience increased sensitivity in the affected area during the healing period. The dentist can clean the wound and ensure nothing is trapped or preventing the gum from healing.

Avoiding hot and chilled food or fluids in the week following your extraction is advised. Abstaining from alcohol and smoking is also strongly recommended. Failure to follow aftercare instructions can open the patient to infection and subsequently, additional treatment can sometimes be required, or a course of antibiotics. 

Whether your extraction is as a result of decay, a necessary part of ongoing medical treatment or making way for teeth to align correctly, your dentist will explain the process with the help of your x-rays, and guide you through every step of your procedure. 

Many extractions are very straightforward, though some can be more complicated, requiring the attention of a dental surgeon. You must inform your dentist of any and all medications you consume, and detail any other health conditions in your medical history.


Patients who manage other medical conditions may require additional attention to ensure extraction and recovery is a complete success.

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