Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions

Your natural teeth are the best ones for your smile, but there may be times when our dentists may suggest removing a tooth to preserve the health of your smile. If you suspect that you may need a tooth extraction in Warwick, New York, call Merchant Square Dental at 845-986-1732. Dr. Syed Masihuddin or Dr. Pankaj Puri can give you an exam to see if this treatment would be right of you.

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty and function.

Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:

  • Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
  • Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
  • Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth

Our dentists and team use great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so that you can properly take care of your smile as it heals. For more information on tooth extraction and to schedule your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are committed to improving your smile!

frequently asked questions

Your dentist will evaluate your oral health through examinations and imaging techniques like X-rays. They’ll recommend extraction if a tooth is severely damaged, infected, causing overcrowding, or if it’s impacted (unable to fully emerge from the gum).

Dentists use local anesthesia to numb the area during the extraction procedure, so you shouldn’t feel pain during the process. After the procedure, there may be some discomfort, but your dentist will provide instructions on managing pain and discomfort effectively.

The dentist will first administer anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. They may then loosen the tooth using special tools before carefully removing it from the socket. In some cases, stitches may be necessary to close the extraction site.

Recovery time varies depending on the complexity of the extraction and individual healing factors. In general, it takes a few days to a week for the extraction site to heal fully. Your dentist will provide instructions on post-extraction care to promote healing and minimize discomfort.