Tooth Extractions Specialist

Dr. Robert Mikhli, DDS of Implant Center of Brooklyn, located in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, NY is an expert in tooth extractions. With his skill and experience, Dr. Mikhli puts patients at ease while performing tooth extractions.

Tooth Extractions Q & A

by Robert J. Mikhli, DDS

When should a tooth be extracted?

A number of situations can cause a tooth to need extraction. Among the most common are:

  • When a tooth becomes decayed beyond repair, it is removed to prevent infection of the gums and neighboring teeth.
  • When a tooth is cracked or broken so close to the gum line that it can’t be restored, it requires extraction. The gap left can be prepared for an implant.
  • When severe gum disease causes a tooth to become loose, it is better for a dentist to remove it than risk the tooth falling out or cracking off on its own. 
  • When a tooth erupts at an odd angle, in the wrong place, or where there is no room in the mouth, extraction is recommended to avoid disrupting your overall bite and teeth alignment. This is often the situation when wisdom teeth erupt, which typically occurs between the ages of 17 and 25.

What does extraction entail?

There are two types of dental extractions: a simple extraction and a surgical extraction. Which Dr. Mikhli uses depends on whether the tooth is visible, or impacted beneath the gums, and whether it can easily be grabbed hold of. If the tooth is accessible, a simple extraction is performed. Dr. Mikhil first numbs the area by injecting a local anesthesia. Then, using a force, he wiggles the tooth until it’s loose enough to be removed. If the tooth is impacted or broken close to the gum line, a surgical extraction is performed by making an incision in the gum. Some patients request sedation for this procedure.

What can I expect after the extraction?

Over-the-counter pain medication is usually enough to alleviate any discomfort following simple extractions. A stronger pain medication is prescribed following more complicated procedures if needed. For the first 24 hours after the extraction, apply ice to the face to decrease swelling, eat a soft food diet and avoid rinsing, flossing or directly brushing the treated area. Patients, however, should continue to brush and floss the rest of their teeth.



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1636 East 14th Street, Suite 123

Brooklyn, NY 11229
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Robert Mikhli, DDS
1636 East 14th Street
Suite 123
Brooklyn, NY 11229