Extractions Specialist

Arden Bronstein, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Hyattsville, MD

If you have damaged, decaying, impacted, or crowded teeth that require extraction, you can trust Dr. Arden Bronstein DDS and his team in Hyattsville, Maryland. Dr. Bronstein and his staff complete extractions of baby and permanent teeth, including wisdom teeth when necessary. Call his office to schedule an appointment or request one online to find out if tooth extractions are right for you.

Extractions Q & A

What are dental extractions?

Dental extractions include the surgical removal of your natural teeth. Dr. Bronstein is experienced in this realm, as he extracts about 2,000 teeth per year. He uses the latest advances in technology and procedures to ensure the most comfortable, effective results.

Why might I require tooth extractions?

Some of the many reasons you may require tooth extractions include:

  • Tooth crowding
  • Baby teeth not falling out
  • Severe tooth decay or pain
  • Severe tooth infections
  • Preparation for full dentures

Dr. Bronstein does everything possible to save a permanent tooth and only uses extractions as a last resort.

Are tooth extractions right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for extractions, Dr. Bronstein reviews your oral health history, takes dental X-rays, and examines your teeth and gums. He reviews your treatment options and lets you know what to expect during the procedure. After extractions, he can place implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures to fill in gaps left by missing teeth.

What happens during dental extractions?

Prior to undergoing extractions, Dr. Bronstein numbs the treatment area and offers a sedative to help you relax or fall asleep. Using state-of-the-art dental tools, he gently makes incisions as needed and removes impacted, crowded, decaying, or severely damaged teeth.

Dr. Bronstein stitches the tissues closed when necessary and places gauze in the treatment area to stop any bleeding. After a period of in-office recovery, you can have a friend or family member drive you home.

What should I expect after tooth extractions?

After tooth extractions, follow all of Dr. Bronstein’s post-surgery instructions. Take medications as directed, follow a soft-food diet for a short time, and get plenty of rest. Avoid rinsing your mouth or brushing vigorously, intense physical activity, drinking through a straw, and eating hard foods until Dr. Bronstein gives you the okay. Call his office if you experience new or worsening pain.

If you or your child has tooth crowding, unsightly teeth, or discomfort, call the office of Dr. Arden Bronstein DDS or request an appointment online to find out if tooth extractions are right for you.