Tooth Extraction Wayne PA

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 the need for extraction. Impacted teeth can damage surrounding teeth. Their removal can create a healthier, intact smile.

Dental Extractions in Wayne, Pennsylvania

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.

Dental extractions come in two categories: simple or complex. A simple tooth extraction is a quick and fairly easy dental treatment while a complex tooth extraction is more invasive and will require more time.

Simple Tooth Extraction

A simple tooth extraction is a standard dental procedure we perform to remove a tooth that is visible at or above the gum line and easily accessible. This process typically involves numbing the area with a local anesthetic to ensure patient comfort. Then, the dentist uses specialized instruments to loosen and extract the tooth from its socket gently. Simple extractions are generally quick and straightforward. Most patients will require minimal recovery time. Your dentist may suggest a simple tooth extraction if your teeth are decayed, damaged, or causing crowding. This dental procedure prevents further oral health issues while ensuring your well-being.

Complex Tooth Extraction

A complex tooth extraction is a less standard dental procedure that involves removing a tooth that cannot be easily accessed or extracted through simple techniques. The reasons we may need to perform a complex extraction include factors such as impacted teeth, severe decay, broken teeth, or teeth with curved roots. The process often requires oral surgery, including the dentist making a small incision in the gums, removing surrounding bone, or sectioning the tooth into smaller pieces for easier extraction. Our dentists will use dental sedation and anesthesia as these extractions may require more time, and we want to ensure the patient is comfortable and pain-free.

Replacing Extracted Teeth

When it comes to replacing extracted teeth, several viable options are available, each catering to various needs and preferences. We will 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.

The replacement option you may need after extraction depends various factors, including your health, oral health, budget, and personal preference. Your dentist will consult with you about all your options and help you determine the best method to replace your teeth.

Dental Implants

One of the best choices available is dental implants. Replacing your teeth with dental implants involves surgically inserting a titanium post into the jawbone. This implant post will act as a sturdy foundation for a prosthetic tooth. Dental implants are very popular due to their durability and natural appearance. They offer you a long-term solution that closely mimics the function and aesthetics of natural teeth.

Dental implants are a versatile solution to replacing teeth. No matter how many teeth we need extract, we can customize your implant treatment to meet your needs. In conjunction with the implant posts, we will replace one tooth with a dental crown or multiple teeth with a denture or dental bridge. To learn more about the dental implant process, see Dental Implants.

Dental Bridge

Another option is a dental bridge, which is made up of one or more artificial teeth anchored in place by adjacent natural teeth. This method is beneficial for people who do not qualify for dental implants due to bone density issues or other health concerns. Dental bridges provide a stable and aesthetically pleasing alternative that can restore functionality and improve the overall appearance of your smile. To learn more about the types of bridges we have available, see Dental Bridge.

Dentures

Partial or complete dentures may be the best option for those seeking a removable solution. You will need partial dentures when some natural teeth remain. Complete dentures are also available if you need to replace a whole row teeth. Modern dentures have significantly improved in terms of fit and comfort, making them a practical choice to replace your extracted teeth. We will custom-create them to conform to your mouth, ensuring a secure fit and natural look. To learn more about getting dentures, see Dentures and Partials.

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.

Reasons Extracting Wisdom Teeth is a Common Practice

  • There is not enough room for them to erupt properly, resulting in impaction
  • It is common for wisdom teeth to come in at odd angles or positions
  • Located in the very back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are hard to keep clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay
  • Wisdom teeth eruption can be painful, causing pain, swelling, and discomfort.
  • They are known to put pressure on other tooth, moving the teeth out of alignment

Request a Dental Consultation for a Tooth Extraction in Wayne, PA

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.