One of the most dreaded dental procedures for patients is having a tooth pulled or extracted. You may avoid going to your dentist altogether because of this fear. However, at the dental office of Elliott Ostro DMD, you will receive the best dental care using the most advanced techniques, equipment, and materials. Dr. Ochoa is a highly experienced oral surgeon who specializes in tooth extractions in New York City, as well as cosmetic dentistry and will be sure to make your entire experience in extraction and replacement is as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.
There are several reasons why a tooth may have to be extracted. Of course, Dr. Ostro will make every effort to repair and restore your tooth. However, sometimes an extraction is unavoidable. This may be due to severe tooth damage or trauma. For example, teeth affected by advanced gum (periodontal) disease may need to be pulled. Malpositioned or non-functioning teeth may need to be extracted by your dentist in order to avoid possible complications that may result in an eventual, negative impact on your oral teeth. For orthodontic treatment, such as braces, teeth may need to be extracted to make space for improved teeth alignment. Also, extra teeth, also referred to as supernumerary teeth, will be pulled so that they don’t block other teeth from erupting. Teeth are pulled either by simple extraction, which are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, or by surgical extraction. Once your teeth extraction in New York City is complete, however, you may very well be interested in replacing it. An option for replacing missing teeth is with a cosmetic and restorative dental procedure. Dental implants, for example, are titanium cylinders that are surgically placed in your jaw to serve as an artificial tooth root. This method allows us to avoid placing a dental bridge, which can weaken the adjacent natural teeth. Since dental implants are practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth, and since they do not alter the structure and integrity of the adjacent teeth, an implant it the next best thing to your natural tooth.
If it is decided that your tooth is beyond repair and restoration, then a tooth extraction in New York City may be the best option to ensure your oral health. Regardless of the exact reason for you tooth extraction, Dr. Ostro is highly experienced in both simple and surgical extractions as well as dental implants. This ensures the entire form, function, and beauty of your mouth is taken care of, from extraction to replacement. So whether you require our services to remove a tooth, to replace a tooth, (or both!) please call our office or consult our website for more information.