Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Do you have severe tooth pain caused by a dental infection? At Perfect Smiles, we offer tooth extraction procedures for patients in Bensalem, PA. Although dental extractions may seem painful, we make sure that our patients feel as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment process. Our dental office also provides tooth extractions to alleviate the pain caused by severely impacted or infected teeth.
Tooth extractions are preventative, general dentistry treatments that stop tooth pain and improve patients’ overall oral health.
What Are Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions?
Dental extractions are categorized as simple or complex. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth that are above the gum line. We use a local anesthetic to numb the treated area for a painless extraction. Complex dental extractions may be used to remove teeth that have not fully emerged. These teeth are below or at the gum line. Because complex dental extractions take longer to perform, our patients may require dental sedation as needed.
Following a dental extraction, we will provide patients with gauze and will prescribe pain medication to aid in the healing process. To avoid dry mouth, keep the gauze at the extraction sites. Eat a soft diet for several days and avoid biting near the back of the mouth. For patients with infected teeth, we can replace their extracted teeth with dental implants once they have healed.
Why Do You Need to Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Although not every patient needs their wisdom teeth removed, wisdom teeth can be a problem for many patients. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge and are found behind the back molars. They typically emerge when patients are in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth become impacted when they do not have enough room in the mouth to emerge. This can cause pain and discomfort in the back of the mouth.
Sometimes, wisdom teeth can grow at odd angles or injure the adjacent molars. At routine dental appointments, we regularly take x-rays and scans of the teeth. If you notice pain in the back of your mouth or feel your third molars coming in, call our dental office. We will examine your smile to determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.
Receive Comfortable Dental Care Today
Stop toothaches and sensitivity caused by infected and impacted teeth. Contact our office for a consultation at 215-770-1081. You may also schedule a dental appointment with our team online.