Are you experiencing tooth pain or soreness? Do you have an impacted or infected tooth? You may need a tooth extraction. Our professional dental team provides tooth extractions to patients in Newtown, PA.
Although dental extractions may seem painful, they are a preventative, general dentistry treatment used to relieve tooth pain and stop the spread of infection. If needed, we can also replace teeth with durable dental implants that look and feel like natural teeth.
Types of Tooth Extractions
There are two main types of extractions: simple and complex. Simple tooth extractions are performed for teeth that have emerged from the gum line. During this extraction, we numb the tooth and gums. Then, we gently rock the tooth back and forth to loosen it. Then, we apply gauze to the tooth socket once the tooth has been removed.
Complex tooth extractions are surgical in nature. We will often use local anesthesia and dental sedation to extract teeth that are at or stuck beneath the gum line. After administering anesthesia and sedation, we make an incision in the gums to remove the tooth. In some cases, the tooth may need to be broken into smaller pieces for easier extraction.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, typically when patients are in their late teens or early twenties. For many patients, wisdom teeth can cause pain when they become impacted. Impacted teeth are teeth that cannot fully emerge properly.
With wisdom teeth, there is often not enough room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to erupt. As a result, patients may feel pain or soreness in the back of the mouth when their wisdom teeth come in.
At routine appointments, we conduct thorough examinations and can take dental x-rays to keep track of developing dental problems. Please contact our office if you have noticed pain caused by your wisdom teeth. We can schedule a wisdom tooth extraction for you. During the procedure, we will often perform a complex extraction in order to remove the wisdom teeth.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Do you have a painful, infected tooth? Are your wisdom teeth causing soreness in the back of the mouth? Call The Dentists of Newtown today at 267-692-2394 or request a dental appointment online.