From our Family to Yours, we hope and pray that everyone in your life is healthy and feeling well. We are pleased to announce the Full Re-Opening of our practice! As we begin to return to our normal lives, our practice is now open for all dental procedures, not just emergent ones. Throughout this crisis, we have remained open to care for all emergency patients and we look forward to resuming all aspects of dental care. Lack of oral health has been directly linked to more serious health issues and cannot be overlooked. It is important to resume dental cleanings and to address any dental issues that have been put off during this crisis. Our staff is fully prepared to continue to protect our Patients from not only Covid-19 but from all viral exposure as the Infection Control and Anti-viral protocols that we have practiced for 30 years far exceed industry standards. To all our patients that had appointments cancelled due to this health crisis, we will be contacting you to reschedule those appointments. As always you can reach us at 718-876-9100 to schedule an appointment on your own or with any questions you may have. As always, our office and lab continue to welcome all new patients and emergencies if your current dental office is not available We look forward to seeing each of you again soon! All the best, Dr. Mormino, Lauren, Lisa, Anne Marie, Mary, Gladys, Annie & MaryEllen

A Comfortable
Tooth Extraction Experience

Preserving dental tissue and avoiding extraction is always the priority in dentistry. However, in some instances, tooth extraction is necessary due to advanced decay or extensive damage. Dr. Joseph T. Mormino in Staten Island, NY, has decades of experience using gentle techniques to provide the most comfortable tooth extraction possible. Dr. Mormino can also provide the restorative treatments necessary to replace your tooth and fill the gap in your smile.

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Dr. Mormino offers sedation and uses gentle techniques during tooth extraction for a more comfortable experience.

When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

A tooth extraction may be needed to avoid escalating oral health problems. Conditions that require a tooth extraction can include:

  • A severely infected tooth that cannot be treated with root canal therapy
  • A tooth that has been severely damaged due to trauma or decay
  • A damaged portion of the jawbone that cannot support the nearby tooth
  • Receding gum tissue that cannot support the nearby tooth
  • A baby tooth that has not fallen out before the permanent tooth emerges

Your doctor can help you determine the best course of action to restore your oral health.

The Tooth Extraction Procedure

Dr. Mormino strives to ensure patient comfort during each phase of treatment. Before the procedure, he will administer a local anesthetic to maintain your comfort. You may also choose to receive sedation if you are anxious about your procedure or have difficulty sitting comfortably due to arthritis or another condition.

For simple extractions, Dr. Mormino will first loosen the tooth by gently rocking it back and forth within the socket. The loosened tooth will then be removed with forceps. Lastly, gauze will be placed over the socket to facilitate blood clotting.

In the case of a complex extraction such as an impacted wisdom tooth, a trusted oral surgeon will need to incise the gum and bone tissue. Dr. Mormino can help coordinate the proper procedure for your needs.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Following a tooth extraction, you can expect to experience minor swelling and discomfort. This lasts for about a day and can be controlled with an over-the-counter pain reliever. To minimize swelling, you can apply a cold compress along the side of the face and mouth. It is also recommended that you eat soft foods for a couple of days to avoid irritating the treatment area.

Avoiding extraction is always the priority in dentistry. However, in some instances, tooth extraction is necessary.

Replacing Extracted Teeth

It is essential that you replace the extracted tooth as soon as possible to avoid complications, such as:

While traditional methods of tooth replacement restore aesthetics to your smile and avoid most of these complications, dental implant-supported restorations have become the preferred tooth replacement method. Using dental implants to anchor your crown, bridge, or denture can provide many benefits including unmatched stability and retention of jawbone tissue.

Learn More about Tooth Extraction

Dr. Mormino can safely and comfortably extract your tooth and provide a high-quality tooth replacement solution. If you have suffered dental trauma, or if you experiencing a toothache or other symptoms of a dental complication, contact us online or call us at (718) 571-8428.

Dr. Joseph T. Mormino, DDS

Dr. Mormino is a member of several prestigious organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist 
  • Academy of General Dentistry 

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (718) 876-9100 today!

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