Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Do you have multiple infected teeth? You may need a dental extraction. Tooth extractions are general dental treatments that remove problem teeth to restore function and comfort to the smile. We will often recommend extractions as a last resort for patients with infected teeth that cannot be preserved with root canal treatment.
Extractions may also remove painful, impacted wisdom teeth. Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario offers tooth extraction treatment to patients in his Ardmore, PA dental office. Here you can discover more about what happens during extractions as well as the benefits of this treatment.
Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions
Dental extractions fall into two categories; simple and complex. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth above the gum line. During this treatment, we numb the tooth and rock the tooth back and forth gently to loosen it from its socket. Complex dental extractions are often more lengthy procedures because they remove teeth at or below the gum line.
For complex extractions, we may need to make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth. Although patients may think that tooth extractions are painful procedures, we provide local anesthetic for painless treatment. During the healing process, we will provide patients with a prescription for pain medication for the smoothest recovery possible.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last teeth to emerge. The majority of patients will notice their wisdom teeth coming in if they feel pain behind their back molars. At routine dental appointments, we will take digital X-rays to keep track of your wisdom teeth. We will schedule an extraction for you in our office if there is a possibility of impaction.
Patients will need their wisdom teeth extracted to prevent impaction. Impacted teeth are teeth that do not have enough room to erupt. As a result, the wisdom teeth can dig into the back molars and overcrowd teeth. Often, patients will feel tooth pain or sensitivity when their teeth come in. Removing the wisdom teeth can prevent future dental problems.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Do you have your wisdom teeth coming in? Contact Dr. Bellisario for a tooth extraction consultation at (610) 839-8967. You may also request a dental appointment on our website.