Tooth Extractions in Bala Cynwyd, PA

Tooth Extractions in Bala Cynwyd, PA

Tooth extraction is a procedure that removes a tooth from the mouth. While dentists try to save teeth whenever possible, extraction is sometimes the only option.  

At The Dental Spa, our dentist may recommend an extraction if your tooth has been severely damaged or decayed and cannot be repaired with a filling, crown, or other treatment. Our dentist may also recommend extraction if you have crowded teeth and need to make room for orthodontic care. 

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Reasons for Tooth Extractions

There are several reasons why your dentist may recommend tooth removal. The most common cause is severe tooth decay or infection. When decay reaches the inner pulp of the tooth, it can spread to the gums and bone around the tooth. This can cause severe pain and even lead to an abscessed tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other teeth and cause more problems.

Another reason you may need a tooth removed is if there is not enough room in your mouth to accommodate all your teeth. Sometimes wisdom teeth must be removed because they become impacted and cause crowding issues. Wisdom teeth are also more prone to decay and infection than other teeth because they are hard to reach and clean.

Finally, if you have gum disease, you may need to have one or more teeth extracted. Gum disease is caused by bacteria buildup on the teeth and gums. Over time, this can lead to bone deterioration and, eventually, tooth loss. If you have advanced gum disease, your dentist may recommend removing your teeth to prevent further damage. 

The Procedure for Tooth Extractions

Before your extraction, your dentist will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. Then the tooth is loosened using a special tool called an elevator. Once it is loose enough, the dentist will remove it by pulling it out with forceps. Sometimes, the dentist may need to break the tooth into smaller pieces before extracting it. Stitches may then be necessary after the procedure. 

After an extraction, you may experience some pain, swelling, and bleeding. Your dentist may prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to help control the pain and prevent infection. Your dentist will also likely recommend avoiding hard foods for a few days and avoiding smoking or using tobacco products. Following your dentist’s instructions carefully is essential to ensure proper healing. 

Don't wait for dental problems to worsen. Tooth extraction may be the key to resolving your pain and preventing potential complications. Act now to preserve your oral health and well-being. For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit The Dental Spa at 141 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, or call (610) 664-7244.

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Phone: (610) 664-7244

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