Extractions - Tooth Removal in Rego Park
There are times when it is absolutely necessary to remove a tooth. This could be due to a baby tooth that has badly shaped or long roots that are preventing it from falling out as it should. Therefore the tooth must be removed so as to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt.
In other instances a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay. The dentist may reccomend removal and replacement with possibly a bridge or an implant. In some instances an acute infection, orthodontic correction or problems with an incoming wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth. Once your dentist decides that a tooth must be removed, he may do this during a regular check up or you may have to schedule another procedure. The root is encased in a 'tooth socket' within the jawbone, whereby it is held within that socket by a ligament. Before the dentist extracts the tooth he must first expand the socket and then separate the tooth from the ligament that holds it in place.
This is normally a routine and fairly quick procedure, however you may want to discuss with the dentist your need for sedation.
It is important to note that once a tooth is removed, neighboring teeth may move and this can lead to problems with mastication and speech function. Dr Pinchas may therefore reccomend that you replace the extracted tooth.