Tooth Extraction in Allentown, PA
At Evolve Dental Care, our goal is to do everything we can to keep all your teeth healthy and functioning properly for as long as possible. Tooth extraction is never our first choice if other solutions are available that preserve your overall oral health.
Compassionate Care in a Friendly Setting
We know that even the thought of extraction can be intimidating. You need to deal with the process itself and the emotional impact of losing a tooth, not to mention the unattractive gap in your smile.
Our team goes out of their way to minimize these negative effects. We understand your apprehension, and we’re here to support you throughout the process with care and compassion. You can feel confident knowing that Dr. Amir and Dr. Sunny are skilled at performing efficient, comfortable extractions. Their expertise helps ensure that your procedure is as stress-free as possible.
Why Extraction Is Necessary
There are several cases where we may decide that extracting a tooth is the best option for preserving your oral health. We may need to extract a tooth because it’s severely decayed or compromised by advanced periodontal disease or damage that cannot be repaired any other way. Sometimes we need to remove a tooth because it’s poorly positioned in the mouth (such as wisdom teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
At Evolve Dental Care, the process of extracting a tooth is straightforward. First, we’ll make sure you’re settled in and comfortable before we begin. Next, we numb your mouth with a local anesthetic to eliminate pain at the site of the extraction. The affected tooth is then carefully removed by one of our gentle, skilled dentists.
If at any time during the procedure you feel uncomfortable, we ask that you please let us know right away. To help you relax, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), a mild type of sedation that helps you feel drowsy and relaxed during the procedure.
Treating Bone Deterioration after Extraction
When the root of your tooth is present, it stimulates growth of bone around it and helps maintain its strength, density, and shape. If a tooth and its root are lost, the bone will start to deteriorate over time. It is estimated that there is a 25% decrease in the width of bone in the first year after tooth loss.
Maintaining bone density in your jaw is important, especially as it pertains to the type of prosthetic you choose for replacing the missing tooth. Dental implants require a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw for successful placement. If you choose a fixed bridge and the bone starts to shrink, a noticeable gap will develop between the artificial tooth and your gum. Dentures also perform better with more supporting bone.
While we’re in the planning stages for your extraction, we’ll talk about your options for replacement. If appropriate, we can also talk about the possibility of bone grafting to build up and support the bone in your jaw after extraction.
Please Call to Arrange an Appointment
If you think you may need to have a tooth extracted, please call our Allentown dental office. We’ll arrange a convenient consultation with one of our doctors so we can discuss all your options and decide if tooth extraction is the right choice for you.