Nay Dental -  - Dentist

Liliam Nay, DDS

Dentist located in Huntington Station, NY

Tooth Extraction

Dr. Liliam Nay, of Nay Dental Practice, provides both cosmetic and restorative dental services, including tooth extraction, to residents of Huntington Station and the surrounding area.

Tooth Extraction Q & A

by Liliam Nay, DDS

Why Would I Need a Tooth Extracted?

A tooth extraction (removal) may become necessary for several reasons, but the most common are the removal of wisdom teeth or third molars. These teeth may need to be removed to make room in the jaw and are sometimes removed because they are very susceptible to decay since they are hard to clean. In children, a baby tooth may refuse to “let go,” preventing the permanent tooth from coming in. Badly decayed or infected teeth, or a tooth that has been broken, may need to be removed.

What Happens During a Single Tooth Extraction?

Removing a single tooth is relatively simple. After the administration of a local anesthetic, the dentist will loosen the tooth with a special implement called an “elevator.” In some cases, the dentist will need to make an incision (cut) in the gum to be able to get in the tooth. After the tooth has been loosened, the dentist grasps it with a pair of forceps and removes it from the jaw. Bleeding is usually minimal and is controlled with a gauze pad and direct pressure.

What If I Need Multiple Teeth Extracted?

Having multiple teeth extracted requires both a local anesthetic and either intravenous sedation or a general anesthetic. This procedure is more likely to be done in a hospital or outpatient surgery center, especially if it is a full-mouth extraction of all the teeth. In other respects, the procedure is similar to a single tooth extraction. Dentures may be placed immediately after a full-mouth extraction.

Is Follow-up Care Necessary?

Since a full-mouth extraction requires more anesthetic, the patient cannot drive afterward and will need to have a ride home. Most patients experience mild pain after an extraction, which can usually be controlled with over-the-counter medication. An ice pack can help to relieve pain or swelling. A soft diet is usually recommended for the first few days, and warm salty water rinses should be used for oral hygiene. Some patients need to go back at about a week to 10 days to have stitches removed.

Major Insurance Accepted

At Nay Dental, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Ameritas
Assurant Health
Blue Cross PPO
Cigna PPO
Connection Dental
CSEA
Delta Dental
DenteMax
Fidelis
GHI
Guardian
Health First
Humana
MetLife
Principal Financial Group
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  • "From the time I was greeted and seated to checking out the Nay Dental team was wonderful. The office is clean, the staff friendly, caring and informative."

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  • "The Nay Dental team provided me with excellent treatment from Melissa cleaning my teeth to the Dr. fixing a broken tooth all in the same visit. No waiting."

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Location
Nay Dental
26 West 11th Street
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Phone: 631-336-2639
Fax: (631) 427-1568
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631-336-2639