Dental professional in Kingston, PA describes safe tooth extraction process
At Lawrence Dental Group, Drs. Stephen Lawrence and Jordan Simon are available to help with a selection of treatments that patients may require to achieve good oral health. In some cases, patients may require the extraction of one or more teeth. Kingston, PA area patients ready to learn more about the dental extraction process can speak to our team and discuss the advantages of simple and surgical tooth removal.
Why are teeth extracted?
There are many reasons why a patient might have a tooth extracted. One or more teeth may be removed to:
- Prepare for orthodontic work, especially when overcrowding is a concern
- Eliminate pain caused by impaction, disease, or severe decay
- Make room for adult teeth to come through the gumline when baby teeth remain
- Prepare for the placement of full dentures
- Address a tooth that has had a failed root canal
What is the process of extraction?
The type of extraction will dictate what a patient will experience during their appointment. Our team offers both simple and surgical extractions.
- Simple extraction. A simple extraction is performed when the tooth is accessible above the gumline. A special instrument is used to grab onto the tooth, and the dentist will remove the tooth from the socket in the jawbone in a quick and effective manner.
- Surgical extraction. Surgical extraction is typically required when a patient has an impacted tooth or a tooth that has not yet erupted through the gumline. It involves cutting into the gum tissue and bone to access the tooth, and then remove it as a whole or in portions. Sutures are used after the procedure and patients may have a longer recovery with a surgical treatment versus simple extraction.
Discuss your needs with our team at Lawrence Dental Group
Call Drs. Stephen Lawrence and Jordan Simon of Kingston, PA at (570) 852-2650 to request a consultation visit and determine if you could benefit from a simple or surgical extraction. Our state-of-the-art practice is here for new and current patients and is conveniently located at 500 Third Avenue. We highly recommend patients and families to learn about the benefits of working with our team to achieve and maintain good oral health and wellness.