Tooth Extractions in Plainview, Massapequa, and Levittown
You and Dr. Bass, Dr. Scharfenberger, Dr. Hirsch, Dr. Rosenberg, Dr. Jurman, Dr. Kneller, Dr. Fleischman or Dr. Bacigalupo may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, Drs. Bass, Scharfenberger, Hirsch, Rosenberg, Jurman, Kneller, Fleischman or Bacigalupo will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please choose an option:
- Plainview Office: Plainview Oral and Implant Surgery Phone Number 516-822-7880
- Massapequa Office: Massapequa Oral and Implant Surgery Phone Number 516-798-4143
- Levittown Office: Levittown Oral and Implant Surgery Phone Number 516-735-8723
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The Tooth Extraction Process
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.
Sectioning a Tooth
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
After Tooth Extraction
To find information to use at home after your wisdom teeth removal procedure, please visit our home care after tooth extractions surgical instructions page.
Patient Reviews: Tooth Extractions
Please read testimonials from our tooth extraction patients. To leave your feedback, use our Patient Review form. Please call our office if you would like more information: Plainview Oral and Implant Surgery Phone Number 516-822-7880.
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Patient Testimonial by Lorayne M
Dr Daniel Fleischman and his staff were wonderful. I was petrified going in for my tooth extraction but quickly knew that I was in good and caring hands. The Doctor and his Medical Assistant were professional yet concerned with my feelings as a nervous patient. The extraction went well. I thank them wholeheartedly and will be recommending them to anyone needing oral surgery.
- Lorayne M
Patient Testimonial by Ethan j
He is my dad
- Ethan j