A tooth extraction is when a tooth must be removed from the mouth to ensure good oral health. There are many reasons Dr. DeLapa may suggest a tooth extraction. The most common reason is tooth decay or infection. When tooth decay or damage has become so serious and extensive that restorative measures cannot save the tooth, the tooth should be removed to prevent the decay from spreading. Another common tooth extraction is the removal of your third molars, commonly called wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt from the gumline and often do not have enough room to grow in properly. Frequently, wisdom teeth become impacted, meaning they grow in sideways or become stuck in the jawbone and gum tissue. This can lead to infection, decay, and painful abscesses.
To remove the tooth, we will numb the area with local anesthesia and carefully extract the entire tooth from its bone socket. Afterwards, our caring dentist and dental team will provide thorough care instructions to guide you through the healing process. We also offer multiple restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments to replace the missing tooth and restore your confidence. For more information on tooth extraction in South Salem, New York, we invite you to contact our dental office today. We are excited to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful.