At Blue Line Dental, we understand that receiving dental extractions, including wisdom teeth removal, can be daunting. That’s why we provide compassionate and patient-focused care in NYC. We prioritize your comfort and safety throughout the procedure, ensuring a smooth experience from start to finish.
In some cases, tooth extractions may be necessary for the overall health of your teeth and gums or because a tooth is in poor condition due to extensive tooth decay that has been left untreated. While we always do everything possible to explore restorative options without resorting to extraction, we cannot always save your tooth. Our skilled team at Blue Line Dental performs tooth extractions with precision and gentleness. We utilize advanced techniques to minimize discomfort and ensure a speedy recovery.
Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal NYC
Impacted wisdom teeth are an extremely common reason a patient may need an extraction. There is often inadequate jaw space for these teeth to erupt in proper alignment with your other teeth. If you do not have your wisdom teeth removed, it often results in pain, infection, impaction, and tooth decay.
The benefits of having your wisdom teeth removed include:
- Alleviating discomfort and pain caused by impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth.
- Prevents the overcrowding and misalignment of existing teeth.
- Reduces the risk of potential oral health issues, such as gum disease and tooth decay.
- Promotes overall oral health and enhances your smile.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Process:
Wisdom teeth and teeth that have fractured below the gum line will need surgical intervention to reveal access to the tooth. A local anesthetic is applied, and typically additional sedation is offered. If you receive general anesthesia, you will be unconscious for the procedure.
After making an incision into the gums, our team may or may not need to remove additional bone to gain access to the tooth. The tooth is usually sectioned into smaller fragments for easier removal, but the loosening and removal process is the same as a basic extraction. Once the wisdom tooth is removed, we suture your gums.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost NYC
We offer competitive and transparent pricing for wisdom teeth removal in NYC. During your initial consultation, our team will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan, including a cost breakdown. We strive to ensure that our services are accessible and affordable without compromising on quality.
Emergency Tooth Extraction
Dental emergencies can happen at any time. If you require an emergency tooth extraction in NYC, our compassionate team is here to provide immediate care. We prioritize your comfort and strive to alleviate any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.
Recovering After a Tooth Extraction
After having a tooth pulled, you can expect minor bleeding, tenderness, and swelling. The bulk of healing will take place in the first week. Immediately after your extraction, gauze is placed at the site to stop the bleeding and form a blood clot.
If bleeding continues, we instruct our patients to bite down on this gauze for about 30 minutes and then change it for new dampened gauze. An alternative to gauze for continual bleeding is a wet caffeinated tea bag that contains tannic acid. The tannins help encourage blood clotting.
It is crucial to prevent your blood clot from dislodging, as this can cause a dry socket, which is very painful.
To prevent dry socket, follow these directions for the first 24 hours:
- No smoking.
- No alcohol
- No exercise (we’re giving you permission to take a day off!)
- Do not rinse your mouth or spit for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid all forms of suction – no straws.
- Be careful while eating.
- No hot food or drinks
- No spicy food.
After the first 24 hours, you can rinse your mouth with a saline solution and brush and floss your teeth but don’t brush at the extraction site until it has fully healed.
Swelling peaks 2-3 days after the extraction, but you should apply a cold pack to the area for about 20 minutes off and on for the first 24 hours. After this, ice will not have much effect. Anti-inflammatory pain medication can be used to relieve tenderness as needed.
For the first week of recovery, stay hydrated and stick to a diet of soft foods, avoiding hard, chewy, and sticky foods. Do not chew at the extraction site, and try to be mindful of chewing on the opposite side of the extraction as much as possible.
Your Trusted Source for Dental Extractions in Manhattan
Blue Line Dental is your trusted source for dental extractions in Manhattan. Our team of dedicated professionals provides personalized care, treating each patient with the utmost respect and compassion. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure you receive the highest quality treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you require dental extractions or wisdom teeth removal in NYC, don’t hesitate to contact Blue Line Dental. Our experienced staff will evaluate your needs and create a personalized treatment plan to meet your oral health goals. We are committed to providing exceptional care and helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward optimal oral health!