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Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extraction Dentist in Midtown & the Upper East Side, NYC

Oral surgery can be a nightmare for some people. In order to overcome the fear of oral surgery, one should search for an experienced and expert oral surgeon. Compassion and technical skill along with top-notch education are the desired qualities in the best oral surgeon. Being highly qualified in their profession, Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores at Thyme Dental Care, NYC are at the top of their game for oral surgeons. They have a strong command on the latest techniques and a high level of expertise in a variety of dental procedures. If you have concerns regarding undergoing a surgery, you should reach out to Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores and setup a time to connect.

Why do teeth need to be extracted?

Most of the times, damaged and decayed teeth can be treated successfully with fillings, crowns, onlays or root canals. However, the decay can be sometimes so bad that the dentists drop the plan of treating it through the above-mentioned procedures. Conventional procedures might not be successful in saving the teeth, which makes tooth extraction an option. Various dental issues, like trauma, extensive decay or to vacate some space for other crowded teeth, give rise to the need for extractions.

Patient Testimonial

“I first encountered Thyme Dental Care over a holiday weekend when I had chipped one of my teeth. I was nervous that I would have a difficult time getting it fixed since many dental offices were closed. I’m glad I settled on this place – the staff were courteous, friendly, and efficient. Dr. Andrew Flores took the time to explain the options for repair that were available to me before I was charged a dime. He guaranteed the tooth repair for a year which allows me to come back in free of charge if anything happens to the fixed tooth. I’ve now been to both their Midtown and Upper East Side locations and I really appreciate how convenient their locations are. Not only will you receive quality dental care here, but you’ll encounter a friendly and knowledgeable dentist and dental staff who care just as much about your patient experience as they do your dental needs.”

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth do not make their way out in every mouth, but they are really painful where they erupt. The erupting wisdom teeth shove the teeth and disturb their alignment due to crowding. In some cases, the wisdom teeth become obstructed, sticking beneath the neighboring teeth. These events result in infection, pain, damage and inflammation in other teeth. The major problem associated with the wisdom teeth is that they cannot be taken proper care of due to their far back location in the jaw. This causes infection or decay in the jaw

Even when wisdom teeth have room to emerge, they’re located so far back in the jaw that they can be very difficult to care for, often becoming badly decayed or infected. Therefore, extraction is the best way to handle wisdom teeth.

What happens during a tooth extraction?

Tooth is extracted through different methods depending upon the location and condition of the tooth, and the cause of its removal. Easily accessible teeth can be extracted simply by numbing the gum and pulling out the tooth through special appliances that easily hold the tooth. A broken or an impacted tooth is extracted through incising the gum. Sutures will be applied to the gum later on.

Why is bone graft placed during tooth extraction?

Sometimes, the bone is severely infected in the tooth due to which bone restoration is required via bone graft. After tooth extraction, bone graft is placed into the cleaned socket, making sure that the bone is ready for implant placement.

Do all missing teeth have to be replaced with dental implants?

Most of the dentists suggest to place an implant in the place of a missing tooth. Not all missing teeth require the replacement. In order to maintain healthy bone, the dentists recommend restoring a single missing tooth. However, in case of multiple missing teeth, implants are replaced in a few of them which are then restored with an implant supported denture or bridge. 

What are sinus lifts?

The procedures that employ bone grafts to increase the bone in upper jaw are known as sinus lifts. In order to make a room for a dental implant between the sinus and the upper jaw, sinus lifts are performed to support the implant post. Bone grafts are either retrieved from the patient’s body or a tissue bank.

Tooth extraction healing

The pain will be minimal due to advanced pain management techniques employed at Thyme Dental Care in Midtown and the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our skilled dentists help you in managing the pain, swelling, and inflammation by recommending the use of medication and ice packs.

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