Tooth Extraction Rockland County NY

Tooth Extraction An Overview

Our dentists will perform a tooth extraction only when deemed necessary. If you require tooth extraction, our team at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates can execute all aspects of your care in our Pomona, NY dentist office. Extractions are a general dental service we provide to patients in Rockland County, New York.

You may need a tooth extraction for a variety of reasons. For instance, we may recommend a tooth extraction if one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • A damaged tooth that is beyond repair
  • Dental trauma
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Bone loss in the jaw
  • A severe infection

Depending on your specific case, you may need a simple tooth extraction or a surgical tooth extraction. Simple tooth extraction is performed when the tooth is visible. Surgical tooth extraction is performed when a tooth has not fully erupted from the gums.

Our team can determine whether you need a surgical or simple tooth extraction after taking digital x-rays.

Dr. Peter Auster and Dr. Frances Tang offer years of combined training to deliver exceptional dentistry to each of our patients. We work with you personally to better understand your needs and build the right solution. Your comfort and safety are a priority to our team, so we make every effort to ensure you are fully informed of all aspects of your care.

We work one-on-one with anxious patients to ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. During your visit, we will explore your treatment options and tailor a comprehensive plan to meet your needs.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Pomona, NY

Wisdom teeth often develop in the late teens to the early twenties. Most patients must have at least one or more wisdom teeth removed. Since our jaws are not designed to support wisdom teeth, they often grow at an angle or partially erupt, which can cause issues for your existing teeth. Most dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth before they cause pain or discomfort.

Left untreated, fully or partially impacted wisdom teeth can cause inflammation, infection, and facial pain; this can also increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay because partially or fully impacted wisdom teeth can be an easy target for plaque buildup. The wisdom teeth are in a hard-to-reach space behind your second molars, which makes them difficult to clean.

In many cases, patients don’t experience any signs of needing their wisdom teeth removed, which is why it is important to visit our Pomona dentist office regularly. During your visit, we can assess the condition of your wisdom teeth and make the best recommendations for your oral health.

Our team of dentists and an in-house periodontist perform all phases of the wisdom teeth removal and tooth extraction process in the comfort of our Pomona dentist office. We offer comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages, so you and your family can receive the necessary dental care in one convenient location.


Tooth Extraction What to Expect

The comfort, safety, and satisfaction of our patients are important to our team at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates. We take the time to explain all aspects of your care during your appointment to ensure you are fully informed. Our team explores all possible treatment options and recommends the solution that will best suit your needs.

Once we establish a treatment plan, we will begin your tooth extractions. The specifics of the tooth extraction will depend on the location and number of teeth in need of removal. Most extractions are performed under a local anesthetic.

During a tooth extraction, you may feel pressure but should not feel any pain. The recovery process is just as essential as the extraction itself. It is imperative that you follow your aftercare instruction to avoid any complications. We will explain all phases of your recovery before your scheduled surgery.

Replacing Extracted Teeth

If you need one of your permanent teeth extracted, you will likely need to replace that tooth. Dental implants are designed to replace the tooth root and visible portion of the tooth, making it one of the most preferred methods for tooth replacement.

Depending on the number and location of extracted teeth, you may need a denture, bridge, or crown to replace your teeth, all of which can be secured using dental implants.

Dr. Tang, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), offers advanced experience in implant dentistry. She can work with you to determine if dental implants are the best solution for your smile.

Tooth Extraction FAQs

Do I have to get my wisdom teeth extracted?

Dentists highly recommend that wisdom teeth get extracted before your early 20s to ensure that your adult teeth grow unimpeded. Wisdom teeth that are not removed can cause problems for your entire mouth. However, a small percentage can live comfortably with wisdom teeth.

How long does it take to remove a tooth?

The tooth removal process is quick and simple. A tooth can be extracted in less than an hour for a single tooth. Your dentist will numb the area so that you feel no pain or discomfort. The longest part of the procedure is waiting for the local anesthesia to take effect.

What should I do after a tooth extraction?

Do not eat until your mouth fully recovers from the local anesthesia. Refrain from using the affected part of your mouth for at least 24 hours. You should eat soft foods for a couple of days after the procedure to prevent damage to the surgical area, dry socket, and other issues.

What shouldn't I do before a tooth extraction?

To ensure the extraction goes smoothly, there are a few things you should avoid before it. Don’t use tobacco for at least 24 hours before the procedure. Nicotine impacts blood flow, which is necessary for the clotting process. Drinking alcohol or taking aspirin increase bleeding after the procedure. You should also avoid eating a large meal.

What shouldn't I do after a tooth extraction?

The blood clot is essential to healing after we extract a tooth. It’s crucial you take steps to avoid disturbing it. Don’t rinse heavily or drink from a straw until the site is healed. Tobacco use can impact clot formation, so avoid this as well.

What is dry socket?

Dry socket is a condition that occurs when the blood clot doesn’t form or is dislodged after tooth extraction. It exposes the underlying bone and nerves and can be extremely painful if it’s not there. The reason we have you follow certain aftercare instructions is to avoid this.