Oral Surgery Specialist

Dental House

General Dentistry located in New York, NY

Oral surgery is often the best way to achieve a healthier mouth. At Dental House, Dr. Sonya Krasilnikov and Dr. Irina Sinensky make tooth extractions and other oral surgeries as simple of a procedure as possible with minimal discomfort and inconvenience. If you have a tooth that may need to come out, call the New York office in Greenwich Village or book an appointment using the online tool.

Oral Surgery Q & A

Why would I need a tooth extraction?

Sometimes a tooth has to go, despite your efforts (and those of Dental House) to save it. An extraction sounds so final; however, a tooth extraction could be necessary for a variety of reasons:

  • A wisdom tooth or teeth that have developed poorly
  • Serious decay
  • Advanced periodontal (gum) disease
  • Teeth that are broken, fractured, or otherwise beyond a healthy restoration
  • Misaligned teeth that are crowding or shifting other healthy teeth
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment

Tooth removal via oral surgery can actually be a positive and healthy step. Better still, the expert team at Dental House is prepared to make sure your chewing ability and appearance aren’t affected.


What should I expect during a tooth extraction?

Your comfort is a priority, so the dentists and staff at Dental House take necessary steps using local anesthesia to numb your tooth, surrounding jaw, and gums. Nitrous oxide (“happy gas”) is also available to relax you during the procedure.

The team is right beside you for every step of the procedure to make sure you stay comfortable.


How do I care for my oral health following a tooth extraction?

What you do after your tooth extraction and oral surgery procedure is extremely important in the comfort and speed of your healing.

The healing process requires your gum tissue to adjust to the missing tooth. Carefully placed gauze on the extraction site helps this process along.

It’s vital to effective healing that you avoid vigorous rinsing, brushing, or other common habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, or directly chewing on the treated area. Other strategies to promote recovery and healing include:

  • Apply an ice pack to the area outside your extraction site to help reduce any swelling
  • Use the prescribed pain medication as needed
  • Take a prescription antibiotic to prevent infection
  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat soft (easy-to-chew) foods during the day following your procedure

The Dental House staff provides you with detailed instructions for post-extraction care and are available if you have any questions.

You’ll feel much better in a few days. Plus you’ll have the confidence that you’ve taken care of your oral health and reduced your risk of future problems associated with an unhealthy tooth or teeth.

Contact your Greenwich Village dentist at Dental House about your tooth discomfort. Schedule a consultation by phone or online to discuss oral surgery solutions to restore your health and tooth function.