Although a tooth extraction is considered a treatment of last resort, there are several reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted including an orthodontic or restorative treatment plan. If Dr. Marra determines that you need a tooth extracted for your long term dental health, it can be completed in the comfort of our Cohoes family dentist office.
Tooth extraction takes one visit and is generally able to be tolerated with only a local anesthetic. Dr. Marra offers sedation dentistry when deemed necessary or for patients with dental anxiety who prefer to feel completely relaxed during the procedure.
Dr. Marra will provide instructions for at home oral care following the extraction to ensure swift and proper healing. These often include a soft diet and careful rinsing to avoid infection in the socket.
If tooth replacement is necessary, Dr. Marra will discuss your most suitable options and restore your smile with a dental implant, bridge or denture depending on your specific needs. Prompt tooth replacement is important to avoid the changes that occur in the mouth after losing a tooth, including shifting of remaining teeth.