The topmost priority of any dental practitioner is to preserve your natural teeth. However, in some cases, extraction cannot be avoided. The very thought of getting a tooth pulled out scares many people. But at the dental office of Joseph F. DeSantis and Associates LLC, we use the most advanced dental technology and take all the necessary care to ensure that your extraction is a comfortable and pleasant experience for you.
Listed below are a few reasons due to which extraction may have to be conducted:
- To create more space in the mouth when there is crowding of teeth
- Severe tooth decay
- An impacted wisdom tooth
- In preparation for orthodontic treatment
- Trauma or injury that causes severe irreparable, damage to a tooth
- Advanced stage of periodontal disease
- A tooth that has been compromised due to radiation therapy or chemotherapy
We perform a comprehensive assessment of your oral health before concluding that extraction is needed. All cases of toothache, decay, disease or trauma may not call for extraction.
Once it has been decided that extraction is the only way to restore your oral health, we will discuss anesthesia and sedation options with you. The first step in an extraction is to take an X-Ray of the tooth to assess its exact position, especially if the tooth is partially erupted. We will administer local anesthesia at the extraction site and then the tooth is carefully pulled out using dental instruments. Once the tooth is out, the area is cleaned and flushed and stitches may be placed. You will be asked to bite down on a piece of sterile gauze to control bleeding and we will give you instructions on post-op care.
If you have a troublesome tooth that you think may need extraction, please do not delay treatment. Call our practice for a consultation at 610-601-5547 today and let our experts give you the best advice on how you can restore your dental health to a proper state.