When you need tooth extractions in NYC, the best doctor to visit is Elliott Ostro, DMD. Dr. Ostro has his practice conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, and is a board certified Oral Surgeon. His practice is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. Our state-of-the-art office and equipment will help ensure that your procedure is performed with minimal discomfort and provide a successful outcome. Our patients receive the best oral medical care available, whether we are performing a simple tooth extraction or an advanced oral surgical procedure.
Tooth extractions in NYC, by Elliot Ostro DMD, can be performed for many reasons. Of course, the first and best option is to try and save the tooth. However, there are times when root canal therapy, fillings or crowns are not sufficient to save a tooth; then it must be extracted. Other reasons a patient may need to have a tooth extracted include: teeth need to be removed to make room for orthodontia; a tooth cannot erupt due to crowding; a tooth is too badly damaged from trauma; a tooth is too badly decayed to be restored; to prevent the spread of a serious infection; or if the patient’s immune system is compromised. Today, using modern anesthetics and sedatives, pulling a tooth can be done with little or no discomfort to the patient.
Tooth extractions in NYC, by Elliot Ostro DMD, are generally performed using local anesthesia. However if more than one tooth is being pulled, or if a tooth is impacted, a general anesthetic may be used. This way you can comfortably sleep during the procedure, and be assured that you will not suffer any discomfort. When a tooth is impacted, the doctor will need to cut away gum and bone tissue that surround the tooth, and then loosen it with forceps. If a tooth is unusually difficult to remove, it may be removed in pieces. After the tooth has been removed, the surgeon will pack a gauze pad into the socket; you will need to bite down to help stop the bleeding. On occasion, the surgeon will use a few self-dissolving stitches to close the gum over the area of the missing tooth. Tooth extraction is generally an easy procedure to tolerate. If you are in need of a tooth extraction, make an appointment today to see Dr. Ostro.