For patients with infected and impacted teeth, we provide tooth extraction treatment in Wayne, PA. Many patients may think that extractions are painful. However, as a general dental treatment, tooth extractions help relieve severe tooth pain and discomfort.
Our dental office also uses local anesthetic and dental sedation for painless treatment and a smooth healing process. Removing problem teeth stops the spread of tooth decay, lessening the chance of further tooth loss or need for extraction. Impacted teeth can damage surrounding teeth. Their removal can create a healthier, intact smile.
Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions
With the help of digital x-rays, our dentists can determine if and where patients need their teeth removed. Tooth extractions are often the last resort for patients with severely infected teeth. If teeth cannot be saved with root canal treatment, they need to be extracted for the health of the remaining natural teeth.
We will also provide dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures as needed after patients have healed from their extraction treatment. Our dentists provide these restorations if we remove permanent teeth that need to be replaced.
Dental extractions come in two categories: simple or complex. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth that are at or above the gum line. We may only require local anesthesia for these quick extractions. Complex tooth extractions remove teeth that may be below the gum line. Our dentists will use dental sedation and anesthesia as these extractions may require more time.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth, also known as the “third molars”, are the last permanent teeth to emerge. Typically, wisdom teeth come in when patients are in their late teens to early twenties. Wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort for many patients when they erupt. This is because wisdom teeth easily become impacted, meaning that they do not have enough room in the mouth to fully erupt.
We may need to remove wisdom teeth if they are encroaching on the back molars or growing perpendicularly. Removing wisdom teeth helps prevent tooth damage and overcrowding. Please let us know if you have sudden pain behind your back molars. We can see how your wisdom teeth are emerging and can schedule your extraction surgery.
Request a Dental Consultation
Are you noticing pain from your wisdom teeth? Do you need a dental extraction and tooth replacement? Schedule a dental appointment with us online or call 610-347-5133. At your next dental visit, feel free to ask any questions about your treatment options. Our dental team will be happy to help.