Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Do you have severe tooth pain and decay? You can treat overcrowded, impacted, infected teeth with a dental extraction. Removing these problem teeth improve the health of the smile. We offer tooth extraction treatment as a general dental solution in our Bryn Mawr, PA dental office. Our dental team makes sure that patients feel comfortable during their extraction procedure with local anesthetic and/or dental sedation. We can also replace teeth with implants or implant restorations after patients heal.
Types of Dental Extractions in Bryn Mawr, PA
Tooth extractions are simple or complex. For a simple extraction, we use a local anesthetic to numb the treated area. Then, we rock the tooth back and forth to dislodge it from its socket. Simple extractions remove teeth that are above the gumline. Alternatively, complex extractions require more care. Complex extractions remove teeth that are at or below the gumline. For this treatment, we numb the area with an anesthetic. We will also use dental sedation so our patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their procedure.
After your extraction, we will place gauze on the tooth sockets. Switch out the gauze as it bleeds through to help the blood clot. Stick to a soft diet for several days following your extraction. Avoid chewing at the extraction site. We will provide you with pain medication as needed for a smooth healing process.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars because they emerge in the back of the mouth. Although not every patient needs their wisdom teeth removed, many patients will need tooth extraction treatment if their wisdom teeth are impacted. Impacted teeth do not have enough room in the mouth to emerge properly. As a result, wisdom teeth can damage the molars, cause overcrowding, and cause tooth pain. At routine visits, we take x-rays of the mouth to keep an eye out on emerging problems, including wisdom teeth. If you notice your teeth coming in, call our office so we can schedule your extraction.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Do you need tooth extraction treatment? Contact Main Line Family Dentistry at 610.601.2978 or request a dental consultation with us on our website.