Teeth need to be extracted for a variety of reasons but having a tooth pulled is never something anyone looks forward to. Our compassionate East Flatbush oral surgeon, Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC, is dedicated to your oral well-being as well as your comfort. Providing exceptional dental care, we combine up-to-date education on all dental advancements with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to put your mind at ease and be able to face your tooth extraction surgery without anxiety.
Before a tooth is surgically removed, our dentist will thoroughly evaluate your dental and medical history and take all appropriate x-rays. The x-rays will show the length, position, and shape of the tooth as well as the surrounding bone. This information is necessary and will allow Dr. Hertz to estimate the degree of difficulty of your procedure. A thorough exam will also be done to find out the exact reason why an extraction or extractions are necessary. Whether decay has reached deeply into the tooth, infection has destroyed a sizeable section of the tooth, or there just isn’t enough room for all the teeth in your mouth, you can be confident that our East Flatbush oral surgeon assesses your condition accurately and determines the appropriate course of treatment to take.
In many cases, our dentists recommend surgically removing impacted teeth that are only partially erupted because bacteria can enter around a partially erupted tooth and cause an infection. This infection can reach into the surrounding bone and will become quite serious. These impacted teeth will continue to try and break through the gums even when there isn’t enough room to accommodate them. The continued pressure can ultimately damage the roots of the nearby teeth. Not only preventing pain in the future, but extracting a tooth that is impacted can also prevent infection and damage to nearby teeth and bone. Well-trained and educated in oral sedation and nitrous oxide, the area surrounding your tooth will be anesthetized prior to the extraction. Our East Flatbush oral surgeon provides proper and successful treatment but your ultimate comfort is also a main goal.