Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Do you have a tooth abscess or severe pain in your tooth? We may recommend a dental extraction. Dental extractions are general dental treatments that help patients prevent further decay or damage to their natural smiles. Tooth extractions can treat severe damage, impacted teeth, or infected teeth. We will remove broken or fractured teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, or teeth that are too damaged for root canal treatment. Our team ensures that patients are comfortable every step of the way in their treatment and create detailed treatment plans for efficient care.
Tooth Extraction Treatments
Extractions may be simple or complex. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth above the gum line, while complex tooth extractions remove teeth at or below the gum line. It can take more time and planning for complex extractions because they require more work to access. We use local anesthetic for simple extractions and will add sedation for more complex extractions as they can take more time.
What is Dry Socket?
Dry socket is a condition that can occur following a tooth extraction. After an extraction, a blood clot forms over the tooth socket to ensure that it heals. If this clot dislodges, it can expose the nerves in the socket, creating discomfort and pain. To prevent dry socket, do not smoke, drink through a straw, or rinse vigorously for at least 24 hours. If you experience dry socket, contact our office as soon as possible for advice.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to emerge behind the back molars. Sometimes wisdom teeth do not have enough room to emerge and can dig into other teeth or overcrowd the smile, creating crooked and misaligned teeth. Typically, wisdom teeth emerge when patients. are in their late teens or early twenties, although they can emerge later on in life.
When patients have impacted wisdom teeth, they can experience pain behind their molars and feel the teeth emerging from the gums. If you feel pain from wisdom teeth, contact us for an examination. We will take x-rays to see where the wisdom teeth are emerging and can create a treatment plan for your smile.
Request a Dental Consultation Today
Do you have severe tooth pain? Is it time to remove your wisdom teeth? Call our Marlton dental office today at 856.983.9620 or our Haddonfield dental office at 856.429.0404.