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Extractions Specialist

Comprehensive Dental Group

General Dentistry located in Larchmont, NY

If you have extreme tooth pain, decay, or damage, you may need a tooth extraction. At Comprehensive Dental Group, the exceptional dental team offers painless extractions for patients of all ages at the practice in Larchmont, New York. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today to find out if you need a tooth extraction.

Extractions Q & A

What are tooth extractions?

Tooth extractions are minor surgical procedures in which your dentist removes one or multiple teeth as needed to restore your oral health and wellness. The highly-trained experts at Comprehensive Dental Group can complete tooth extractions, ensuring each procedure is highly effective without being painful.

Why might I need tooth extractions?

Your Comprehensive Dental Group provider could recommend that you undergo dental extractions if you experience:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Rotting teeth
  • Impacted, painful wisdom teeth
  • Extreme tooth damage
  • Baby teeth that don’t fall out
  • Tooth crowding
  • Other oral health issues
  • A desire for dental implants

To find out if you’re a candidate for extractions, they discuss your oral health history and desired outcome with you, examine your teeth and gums, and take dental X-rays if needed. 

Your dentist personalizes each oral health treatment to give you the best outcome. If they can save a decaying, infected, or damaged tooth, they do so. 

What should I expect during tooth extractions?

Before tooth extraction procedures, your dentist offers you a sedative to help you feel relaxed. They numb the treatment area to ensure you avoid discomfort. Your provider then makes tiny incisions in your gums and removes targeted teeth, sometimes in smaller chunks, before closing the incisions or placing gauze in the empty spaces.

What happens after an extraction procedure?

After a tooth extraction at Comprehensive Dental Group, you rest in a recovery area for a short time. Plan to have a family member or friend drive you home. Get plenty of rest, ice the treatment area if needed, and take medication as directed.

Begin by sticking with soft foods, and avoid such actions as drinking through a straw, vigorously brushing your teeth, using mouthwash, or participating in strenuous exercise until your provider gives you permission to do so. Call the Comprehensive Dental Group office if you experience signs of infection or worsening pain.

Suppose you’re a candidate for dental implants to replace extracted permanent teeth. In that case, your Comprehensive Dental Group provider can insert dental implants into your jawbone after a period of healing to anchor new artificial teeth in place.

Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about tooth extractions at Comprehensive Dental Group and find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure.