Are your wisdom teeth causing pain? Do you have a severely decayed tooth? We provide tooth extraction procedures for infected and impacted teeth in our Lansdale, PA dental office. As a general dentistry solution, tooth extractions help prevent the spread of infection and damage to permanent teeth. Although many patients may be wary of dental extractions, we make the procedure as pain-free as possible. Our dental office uses local anesthesia and nitrous oxide so patients can feel relaxed during their treatments.
Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions
Dental extractions are often categorized as simple or complex. During a simple extraction, we remove teeth that are above the gum line. We gently rock the tooth back and forth to release it from the socket. Because this procedure is quick and simple, we will only need to use localized anesthesia. This numbs the mouth so that our patients do not feel pain.
Complex tooth extractions remove teeth that are below the gum line. For this procedure, we will anesthesia and nitrous oxide because complex extractions typically have a longer treatment time. We may need to break the tooth into pieces in order to remove it fully. However, patients will not feel any pain during this procedure.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge in the mouth. Also known as “third molars”, wisdom teeth erupt behind the back molars. Many patients need their wisdom teeth removed if they become impacted. Impacted teeth do not have enough room in the mouth to emerge, meaning that they can damage the molars and overcrowd teeth. We take dental x-rays at routine appointments, so we can keep track of the emergence of wisdom teeth. For the extraction procedure, we will use sedation and anesthesia to remove the wisdom teeth and prevent further pain or tooth damage.
What is a Dry Socket?
A dry socket is a condition that typically occurs after tooth extraction. Normally, a blood clot should form at the extraction site. However, if the blood clot dissolves, it can expose the nerves and bone beneath. Contact us immediately if you do not have a clot at the extraction site. Dry socket is a painful and uncomfortable condition that we can easily treat in our office.
Contact Our Office
Do you need to remove a problem tooth? Call 267-651-7247 or request a dental appointment with our team online. Please let us know if you have further questions at your next consultation, and we can help!