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Understanding Dental Procedures: Tooth Extraction

Last updated 7 years ago

Having a tooth extracted is probably the most dreaded dental service of them all. But if performed by a good New York City dentist, it need not be a traumatic procedure.  The key to approaching your extraction with a positive attitude is to ensure that you fully understand the procedure. For the best explanation, you’re going to want down with your New York City dentist and ask for a detailed explanation, but for a brief overview, keep reading.

The Procedure

The procedure is relatively simple. After applying anesthetic, the dentist will peel your gum away from your tooth to avoid tearing it while making the extraction. The dentist will then carefully take the tooth out, and thoroughly clean the area to avoid infections and to facilitate quick healing. You will then bite down on cotton gauze for 30 minutes in order to form a blood clot.


It is essential to take proper care of your mouth after the procedure. Avoid spitting or sucking on anything for at least two hours following the extraction, and do not rinse your mouth for at least 24 hours. Some degree of bleeding is normal, but if it persists, then call your dentist or go to the emergency room.


Apart from wisdom teeth, extracted teeth should be replaced. The best and safest thing to do is to replace your tooth with a permanent dental implant. Many dentists in New York City offer dental implant services.

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