Extractions Specialist

Suburban Dental  -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Suburban Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Allentown, PA

Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary for various reasons. Whether you have a damaged or decayed tooth or need your wisdom teeth removed, you can rely on Stephen Charnitski, DMD, and his team to perform extractions with the highest level of expertise. When you visit Suburban Dental in Allentown, Pennsylvania, you receive excellent care before, during, and after your procedure. Call today or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation.

Extractions Q & A

What are extractions?

Tooth extractions require oral surgery to remove permanent teeth for various reasons, including impaction, overcrowding, and decaying.

You can have a healthy mouth but still, be in need of extractions. 

For example, your wisdom teeth are your third molars that usually break through your gum line in your late teens. The way they’re positioned can make it hard to clean them well. Also, as they come in, they can crowd your other teeth, which may cause damage to your oral structures. 

In that case, you should have them extracted to reduce your risk of complications in the future.

Why would I need extractions?

If you have one or several teeth that are causing problems, you may need an extraction for any of the following reasons:

  • Infected tooth
  • Severely damaged tooth
  • Overcrowding of teeth
  • Excessive tooth decay
  • Impacted tooth
  • Severe gum disease

Prior to your tooth extraction, the Suburban Dental team performs an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about any unusual symptoms. They also take digital X-rays to determine the condition and position of your affected tooth or teeth.

During your initial visit, tell your provider about any chronic medical conditions you might have like diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease. That helps your oral surgeon make sure you’re healthy enough for extractions.

What happens during tooth extractions?

The Suburban Dental team first makes sure that you’re comfortable. For simple extractions, which include removing a damaged or decaying tooth above the gum line, they numb the surrounding area and tissues with a local anesthetic to make sure you don’t feel any pain. Then, they loosen your tooth with a special dental tool and remove it.

For surgical extractions, such as removing an impacted tooth beneath your gum line, you’re sedated and also given a local anesthetic. 

Your provider then cuts your tooth into several pieces and removes it in sections. Your incision is sutured, and you’re sent home with a set of instructions for follow-up care. You also need to make arrangements to have someone drive you home.

To learn more about tooth extractions, call Suburban Dental today and schedule a consultation. You can also use the convenient online booking tool.