Teeth Extractions in Upper East Side
Tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its jawbone socket and is often associated with impacted wisdom teeth, removing a tooth in cases of decay, severe damage, or other impacted teeth. Dr. Bauer in the Upper East Side provides gentle and safe tooth extractions.
Some dental issues that may require a 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
Complications caused from removing teeth include difficulty chewing, jaw joint issues, and shifting of teeth. Dr. Bauer will discuss alternatives to extractions if possible, such as fillings or crowns. If you require extraction of a tooth for function or appearance, Dr. Bauer will share information about tooth replacement options like bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Before he performs the extraction, the doctor will take x-rays and plan the procedure with specifically tailored to your needs.
With anesthesia, Dr. Bauer 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. Visit Bauer Dental Arts today for your consultation.