Tooth Extractions in Fresh Meadows, NY

Tooth Extractions in Fresh Meadows, NY

Tooth extractions may sound scary and unpleasant. In our office, we are going to take the time to inform you on what tooth extraction entails and why it may be an option for you.

It is important that you know that we practice conservative dentistry. In other words, conservative dentistry means we’ll do everything in our power to save your natural tooth before extracting it. Conservative dentistry is also applicable to other treatments and procedures as well.

Why You May Need a Tooth Extraction

There are plenty of reasons a patient would need a tooth extraction, including:

  • Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.
  • Sometimes baby teeth don’t fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in.
  • People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
  • People receiving radiation to the head and neck may need to have teeth in the field of radiation extracted.
  • People receiving cancer drugs may develop infected teeth because these drugs weaken the immune system. Infected teeth may need to be extracted.
  • Some teeth may need to be extracted if they could become a source of infection after an organ transplant.
  • Wisdom teeth are often extracted, as the mouth simply does not have room to hold them.

Do You Have Any More Questions?

If you find yourself still having a few questions about tooth extractions, or you want to make sure that this is the last resort, the best way to find out is by giving us a call. We also lend ourselves to answering emails from our patients, because we want you to always feel comfortable and educated in our care.

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