Welcome to the offices of Dr. Warren Baine, DMD, where we perform oral surgery and wisdom tooth removal in a clean and comfortable setting. We perform tooth extraction in Syosset NY for patients suffering from toothaches or impacted wisdom teeth. Toothaches usually signal the presence of a cavity or condition within the tooth that should be treated immediately. Wisdom teeth that become impacted grow under the gum, causing swelling and pain, and need to be taken out before they cause infection.
Most toothaches that happen around the teeth, gums or jaws are a result of a cavity or fractured tooth. Sometimes the root of the tooth has been exposed, which can cause extreme pain. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and the tooth area may be sensitive to hot or cold sensitivity. Wisdom teeth, the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of the mouth, sometimes cause problems such as crowding and improper bite. Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include pain, inflammation and sometimes infection. Most people have wisdom tooth extraction in Syosset NY to avoid future problems. Other symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include swelling of the face, gums, and moderate to severe pain in the general vicinity.
Most of the time a tooth extraction in Syosset NY is performed is because a wisdom tooth has become impacted, or restoration procedures cannot save the tooth. Extractions today are generally easy and quick, using little in the way of general sedatives and anesthetics to help with pain and very minimal discomfort. After the surgery we recommend avoiding smoking, drinking through a straw, or hard brushing or flossing in the area. Disruption can hinder the healing process and cause the wound to open back up, leaving the area at risk for infection. A cold compress helps reduce swelling.