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Tooth Extraction

Overcrowding, decay, and other oral health issues can cause severe pain and discomfort for patients.

Though avoided in dentistry unless necessary, tooth extraction can offer relief from painful dental health problems.

Dr. Joseph T. Mormino makes tooth extraction a gentle process for patients in Staten Island, NY.

Tooth Extraction Is a Last Resort That Is Sometimes Needed

Dr. Mormino will always strive to save your tooth through measures other than a tooth extraction. Our Staten Island dentistry office offers restorative procedures like dental fillings, periodontal care, and dental crowns, which we will consider long before tooth extraction. However, sometimes these solutions can't fix a complicated oral health concern. In this case, we'll likely recommend a tooth extraction. 

When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Dentists prefer to avoid tooth extraction, but if an oral health problem has progressed past treatment, tooth extraction is necessary to avoid further oral health issues. 

Decayed tooth

Severe Tooth Decay

Tooth decay that has progressed past fillings and crowns for treatment can benefit from a tooth extraction.

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Advanced Gum Disease

If a tooth is loose and shifting due to advanced gum disease, the tooth structure may be compromised, and you may need an extraction.

Broken tooth

Dental Trauma

Severe dental trauma, particularly under the gums, may require a tooth extraction.

Crowded lower teeth

Severe Tooth Crowding

For those with small jaws that don't allow room for all 32 teeth, tooth extraction can provide comfort.

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Severe Dental Abscess

If the dental abscess has progressed past a root canal treatment, tooth extraction may be necessary to clear the infection. 

Impacted teeth

Wisdom Teeth Procedure

Removing wisdom teeth before or as they arrive can help prevent impacted and shifting teeth.

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Baby Tooth Removal

If a patient still has an intact baby tooth while the permanent tooth emerges, extraction can provide additional space for the adult smile to grow.

If These Conditions Apply to You We Can Help

Patients turn to our Staten Island, New York office for dental questions and concerns.

You don't need to make an appointment with an oral surgeon. If you relate to any of the problems listed above, Dr. Mormino can assess your condition and see if you're a good candidate for tooth extraction. Call

(718) 876-9100

or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

"I no longer fear going to the dentist." 5-Star Reviews From New York Patients




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I would recommend Dr. Mormino to anyone. Dr. Mormino wants you to look good and feel confident when all is done. He puts you at ease.. He walked me through every step. The staff is great. They make you feel comfortable. Please give Dr. Mormino a try.

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Before going to Dr. Mormino, I had always feared going to the dentist. My anxiety would kick in the day before any appointment. Since meeting Dr. Mormino and his staff, I no longer have fear going to the dentist...

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If We Can't Help  We Can Refer You Out


Our dentistry office does not extract impacted teeth. However, it can be hard to self-diagnose if you have an impacted tooth. If you have oral health concerns, come to our practice for a consultation. If your tooth is impacted and needs an oral surgeon, we can refer you to the best in the Staten Island area. 

The Gentle Process of Tooth Extraction

A prompt extraction can prevent extensive and costly oral health problems.
A prompt extraction can prevent extensive and costly oral health problems.

Meet Us for a Consultation

Dr. Mormino will examine the state of your teeth and determine if you're a candidate for tooth extraction. Our Staten Island, New York, office doesn't handle the extraction of impacted teeth, but we can refer you to a specialist who does.

The Day of Your Procedure

You may be nervous when you arrive at our practice on the day of your procedure. Our dentistry office has many features, such as heated neck pillows, TV and music in every room, and beverages that ease nerves accompanying oral surgery and make the day of your procedure comfortable from beginning to end.

Sedation Provides Enhanced Comfort

If you're nervous about your tooth extraction, our office has sedation options available to put you at ease. These sedation methods are helpful for patients with arthritis, Parkinson's, and other conditions that make comfortably sitting still difficult. Our dentist will review your sedation options before the day of the procedure. 

Removing the Tooth

During simple extractions, our dentist will loosen your tooth before gently removing it from the socket. The gum tissue at the extraction site may not even need stitches. Gauze will be applied and your dentist may give you extra gauze to replace periodically to calm bleeding at the extraction site.

Consider Replacing the Extracted Tooth

A Closer Look at the Tooth Extraction Process

Worried About Your Oral Health?

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If you have concerns about your oral health, our dental practice can help you find a solution. We spend time building the best treatment plan for moving forward before jumping into a procedure that may not be the best solution for your unique needs. We often receive feedback from past patients saying that our initial consultations are the most comprehensive dental examination they've ever received.

For comprehensive care from a committed team, contact or call our Staten Island office:

(718) 876-9100

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Dr. Mormino is dedicated to providing a comfortable and pain-free dental experience to his patients.

"I've always been extremely terrified of the dentist,
until I met Dr. Mormino."


Joan Esposito


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I've always been extremely terrified of the dentist, until I met Dr. Mormino. He is very patient, kind, caring and understanding. He made me feel so comfortable from my first visit. Stephanie, his receptionist is absolutely amazing, since I called to make an appointment, scheduling with her she put my mind at ease. The office is clean and sanitized. Everyone is extremely nice and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Mormino and his staff.

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When I needed extensive dental work, Dr. Mormino had exactly what I was looking for. He's experienced, friendly, and very professional. His office staff has always been very helpful and accommodating in times of need. Dr. Mormino's office is equipped with the latest dental technology, including an onsite dental lab, which makes his dental office so unique. Any adjustments can be made right on site for you. Quality dental care, I love that!!

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Why Is It Important to Replace the Extracted Teeth?

A replacement tooth should always be applied post-extraction, unless the dentist removed your wisdom teeth or performed the extraction to avoid overcrowding. Your mouth will try to accommodate for the open tooth space, which can lead to more significant oral health problems like:

Tooth Replacements Post-Extraction

After your tooth has been extracted, the dentist may recommend a replacement tooth in its place. These tooth replacement options can help you avoid dental complications caused by missing teeth.

Dental Bridge

Dental bridges typically replace 2 to 4 teeth in a row and can be supported by the adjacent natural teeth or a dental implant. 


If more than four teeth in a dental arch are removed, our dentist may recommend you get dentures. Dental implants are recommended to pair with partial and full dentures.

Dental Implant

Dental implants can help restore a single missing tooth with a crown or support a dental bridge or dentures for multiple missing teeth.

Implant Placement

Dr. Mormino offers implants to support dental bridges and dentures.

Thankful Reviews From Caring Staten Island Patients


Rich Payne


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THE BEST!! Dr. Mormino took the time to explain to me about what was going on with my teeth - he was very patience, gentle and informative - I highly recommend him as a dentist - and his staff was awesome

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Rosie Dap


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Dr.Mormino is the best! He does not make you feel rushed at all. He takes his time with you and explains everything to you in the best way possible. The staff is very warm and welcoming, they truly are so kind! 

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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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