Our dentist, Dr. Jyoti, may recommend extraction when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed. Tooth extraction is a procedure that removes a tooth from its socket in the bone. At Bright Smiles 4 Kids of Bala, our dentist will first numb the area surrounding the tooth before removing it. After the tooth is removed, the socket will be cleaned of debris, and gauze will be placed over the area to stop bleeding. 

There are two types of extractions. A simple extraction is performed on a tooth visible in the mouth. The dentist will use an elevator tool to loosen the tooth and then remove it using forceps. A surgical extraction, on the other hand, is used when a tooth is broken off at the gum line or has not erupted fully from the gums. This type of extraction requires an incision to be made into the gums to remove the tooth.

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The Advantages of Dental Extractions

Pain Relief

Extracting a severely decayed or infected tooth can immediately relieve pain and discomfort. Dental extractions are often recommended when a tooth is causing severe pain due to extensive decay or infection that cannot be effectively treated with other dental procedures.

Preventing the Spread of Infection

Infected teeth can lead to serious oral health issues if left untreated. Extracting the infected tooth can prevent the spread of infection to neighboring teeth, gums, and even the jawbone, avoiding potentially more extensive dental problems.

Addressing Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can sometimes emerge improperly or become impacted due to a lack of space in the jaw. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling and lead to dental issues. Removing impacted wisdom teeth can prevent potential oral health problems.

The Procedure for Tooth Extractions

A tooth extraction is when a dentist removes a tooth from your mouth. Before your extraction, our dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic to make you feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure. During the extraction, our dentist will use special tools to remove the tooth from its socket in the bone. After removing the tooth, the socket will be cleaned and packed with gauze to help it heal properly.

Following your extraction, it is essential to follow all aftercare instructions provided by our dentist. This includes avoiding smoking, drinking through a straw, rinsing your mouth out frequently, and avoiding strenuous activity for the first few days. You should eat soft foods and avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the extraction was performed.

While dental extractions may not be the first choice for preserving dental health, they can offer several significant benefits for a patient's oral health and overall well-being. Visit Bright Smiles 4 Kids of Bala at 141 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004, or call (610) 664-7244 for the best dental care tailored to your needs.


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141 Montgomery Ave,
Bala Cynwyd, PA, PA, 19004

Email: smelman@dmdental.net

Phone: (610) 664-7244

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