At Mayfair Family Dentistry on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, we specialize in family dentistry. It is often necessary at some point or another to have a tooth extracted. For both teens and adults, tooth extractions are quite a simple procedure. If you are concerned that you may need a tooth extracted, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but sometimes one or more teeth must be removed in order to preserve the health of other teeth and the oral cavity. One reason a person may need to have a tooth extracted is that the tooth has become badly damaged and is beyond repair. This can be caused by trauma or tooth decay. Another reason teeth are extracted is that they may be crowded. Crowding can cause serious misalignment as teeth come in. To provide enough room for teeth to come in straight, it may be necessary to extract a tooth. Infection is also another serious dental issue that sometimes requires extraction. If tooth decay has extended to affect the pulp of the tooth, bacteria can enter and infect the blood vessels and nerves located there. Teeth may also be extracted if they have become loose due to the effects of periodontal disease.
First, your dentist will inject you with a local anesthetic. However, in some cases, a general anesthetic may be used. A local anesthetic only numbs the area where applied, while a general anesthetic will prevent pain throughout the entire body and will make a person sleep through the procedure. Sometimes teeth are impacted. If your tooth is impacted, the dentist will cut away surrounding gum and bone tissues that are covering the tooth. Then, the tooth will be rocked back and forth until it has loosened up enough to be pulled. Sometimes teeth must be removed in pieces if they are difficult to remove.
One of our goals at Mayfair Family dentistry is to be accessible to everyone. We offer bilingual service, in both Spanish and English. We are also designed to provide dental care to patients of all ages. Children, teens, adults, and elderly patients are all welcome. In addition to this, we accept all major PPO’s and offer in-house payment plans.
If you are interested in the services that we offer, give us a call today. We would love to give you some information about our $500 Invisalign promotion, whitening for $250, free second opinions, and free consults.