While Eddy Gindi, DMD, makes every effort to save your natural teeth, there are times when a tooth may be more of a liability than an asset. When this is the case, Dr. Gindi offers tooth extraction, a procedure that removes the tooth down to the root. If you’d like to find out more about tooth extraction, call one of the two Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist locations in either Brooklyn, New York, or West Long Branch, New Jersey. You can also schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.
While extracting a tooth is never the first choice, if Dr. Gindi has exhausted his options, there may be little choice in the matter. In fact, your tooth may end up causing you more harm than good, which makes extraction the smart choice.
The most common reasons why teeth need extraction include:
Dr. Gindi explores all of the possibilities before he decides to remove your tooth. But, rest assured, if your tooth needs to come out, you’re in good hands.
Dr. Gindi has extensive experience removing teeth and uses the most up-to-date practices, including advanced imaging so he can accurately extract all sections of your tooth without disturbing your surrounding teeth.
Before he gets started, he administers a local anesthetic to make sure you’re comfortable. When you’re ready, Dr. Gindi removes the tooth. Once the area is clean, a blood clot usually forms over the empty socket, which he packs with gauze.
Dr. Gindi may use sutures if he has to cut below your gumline. These sutures dissolve on their own over time.
After Dr. Gindi removes your tooth, he gives you with necessary aftercare instructions and sends you home. The most important thing you can do for the first 24 hours is to keep the area iced and limit disturbing the area. It’s crucial that the clot stays in place, so you’ll have to avoid rinsing or spitting.
After 24 hours, you can gradually introduce liquids and soft foods, per Dr. Gindi’s instructions.
Either before or after your extraction, you can sit down with Dr. Gindi to review your replacement options. Depending upon the location of the tooth, your budget, and the number of teeth he extracts, Dr. Gindi offers several options, including:
You’ll have to wait until the area heals before you get your replacement tooth, but when you’re ready, Dr. Gindi will be available to lend his support and expertise.
If you need a tooth extraction, call Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist, or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.