Many patients with impacted or infected teeth require a tooth extraction. Although extractions may seem like a painful treatment, at Perfect Smiles, we make sure that our patients feel as comfortable as possible during their treatments. We use local anesthesia and sedation as needed to remove problem teeth. Patients with severe tooth decay or teeth that are not erupting properly require our tooth extraction services in Doylestown, PA. Extracting problem teeth is a general dentistry service that helps prevent the spread of infection or further tooth pain and damage.
Simple and Complex Dental Extractions
Dental extractions can be simple or complex. During simple extractions, we remove teeth that are above the gum line. We can typically remove these teeth in one piece using local anesthesia. For complex tooth extractions, we remove teeth that are at or below the gum line. Typically, we use dental sedation for these more complicated surgical extractions. After every tooth extraction treatment, we will place gauze at the extraction sites. Once the gauze is bled through, you can replace it. We will also prescribe pain medication for a smooth healing process. Stick to eating soft foods until you have fully healed.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last permanent teeth to come in behind the back molars. They typically grow when patients reach their teens or twenties. While not every patient will need their wisdom teeth removed, many patients will. This is because wisdom teeth can easily become impacted. Impacted teeth are teeth that do not fully erupt.
Oftentimes, wisdom teeth do not have enough room in the mouth to erupt properly. They may dig into the back molars or grow sideways. We will keep an eye on the wisdom teeth at routine appointments by taking dental x-rays. Our dentists may recommend extraction surgery if patients feel pain or soreness caused by the wisdom teeth, and/or they are impacted.
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Have you noticed pain behind your back molars? Do you need your wisdom teeth removed? Schedule a dental appointment with us online or call Perfect Smiles today at 215-529-8048.