Removing a tooth is necessary when decay or an infected tooth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection. Dr. Cohen, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Park Smiles NYC, is recognized by patients and peers alike for his safe, painless and precise oral surgery skills.
Before removing your tooth, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. A stronger, general anesthetic may be used, especially if several or all of your teeth need to be removed. General anesthetics prevent pain in the whole body and will ensure that you are comfortable through the procedure.
For pain management, we recommend Exparel, a long-lasting non-narcotic medication that is administered via injection prior to the procedure in addition to the local anesthesia. With Exparel, you can be pain-free for up to three days after surgery without the need for strong narcotic drugs that could lead to dependency or addiction.
After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. You can gently bite down on a cotton gauze pads placed over the wound to help stop the bleeding. The removed tooth can later be replaced with an implant, a denture, or a bridge. A bridge is a replacement for one or more (but not all) of the teeth and may be permanent or removable.
In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days. The following will help speed recovery:
When you have a toothache, broken tooth, or other dental emergency, we’ll fit you in as soon as possible. Just call our office, and we’ll get you help as soon as possible!
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