Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia
Pallavi Batra, DMD
General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Philadelphia, PA
Severe dental decay, injuries, and infections are all reasons you may need a tooth extraction. Pallavi Batra, DMD, and the team at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia specialize in oral and maxillofacial surgeries like tooth extraction, bone grafts, and sinus lifts. For advanced expertise and state-of-the-art technologies in tooth extraction, call their office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or request an appointment online today.
Tooth Extraction Q&A
Why would I need a tooth extraction?
The team at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia wants to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible. However, tooth extraction, or getting a tooth pulled, is the most effective treatment in some situations.
Wisdom teeth that are impacted or don’t come in all the way are among the most frequent causes of tooth extraction.
Other common reasons for a tooth extraction include excessive tooth decay and infections that are too severe for root canal therapy. You may also need a tooth extraction if you have a dental injury from trauma or overcrowded teeth.
Who performs tooth extraction surgery?
The highly trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia specialize in surgical tooth extraction. In addition to tooth extraction, they perform bone grafts, sinus lifts, and dental implant procedures.
Bone grafting is a successful procedure that increases the bone volume of your jaw after periodontal disease, tooth extraction, injuries, or infections cause the jawbone to recede.
A sinus lift increases the bone volume of your upper jaw, making it easier to place dental implants.
What does a tooth extraction procedure entail?
First, the team at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia performs a thorough dental exam and takes digital X-rays to get a detailed picture of your oral structure. Then, they create a personalized tooth extraction plan.
A tooth extraction usually involves local anesthesia and nitrous oxide or general anesthesia. Your surgeon discusses the best options for your specific needs.
During a tooth extraction procedure, your Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia surgeon makes a small incision in your gum to remove the tooth. They may need to remove a small amount of bone around the tooth or cut the tooth into pieces before they can extract it.
What should I expect after a tooth extraction?
After a tooth extraction, your oral surgeon provides you with instructions on how to care for your mouth at home. You should plan to spend the first 24 hours resting and relaxing. Avoid drinking from a straw and rinsing your mouth during this time.
Once the extraction site heals, the team at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia may recommend a bridge or dental implant to replace the missing tooth.
For the highest quality care in tooth extraction, call Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia or request an appointment online today.