Kingston, PA Dentist can Provide Tooth Extractions when Necessary
At Lawrence Dental Group, we are committed to preserving our patients’ oral health by providing comprehensive and conservative care whenever possible. Still, there are times when it is not possible to save every natural tooth. We always make every effort to ensure that tooth extraction is a last resort, but when it is required, you can trust our team to make the procedure as comfortable and painless as possible.
Infection, wisdom teeth problems, orthodontic correction, and traumatic injury are just a few examples of situations that may require pulling a tooth. While tooth extractions are most commonly performed on adults, there are some cases in whch a child may need to have a tooth removed.
Common Reasons for Tooth Extractions
- Crowding – If you have problems with crowded teeth, tooth extraction may be recommended prior to orthodontic treatment in order to make room in the upper or lower arch.
- Infection – Whenever possible, we will try to treat tooth infection with a traditional filling or root canal therapy. However, if the infection has advanced too far without treatment, extraction may be necessary.
- Gum Disease – Untreated gum disease can cause loss of bone structure and lead to the loosening of teeth. When this occurs, tooth extraction may be necessary.
- Wisdom Teeth – These third molars are commonly extracted before they erupt. Wisdom teeth can cause several problems if they are decayed, have an infection or get stuck in the jaw (impacted).
The Tooth Extraction Process
Whether you are having wisdom teeth removal, an emergency tooth extraction or any other type of extraction, we do everything possible to ensure the procedure is as painless as possible. Many tooth extractions can be performed during your regular check-up, while other times a separate appointment may be necessary.
Following tooth extraction, healthy teeth may shift out of place which can impact your bite and the health of the jawbone. We may recommend a restoration such as a dental bridge or implant in order to replace the missing teeth.
Effective Tooth Extractions in Kingston, PA
At Lawrence Dental Group, we provide tooth extractions for decay, disease, trauma, and other needs. If you have a tooth that you believe may be cause for concern, it’s important to make an appointment as soon as possible. Early intervention is one of the best ways to save the natural tooth. To book an appointment, call us at (570) 852-2650.