Many patients think of pain and discomfort when they think of tooth extractions. This routine general dental treatment has a bad reputation among many patients. But did you know that extractions are meant to relieve pain? Patients with impacted, infected, or even overcrowded teeth experience pain relief once they receive extraction treatment. Our dental office always ensures patients feel as comfortable as possible during treatment. We also help patients with questions about the post-treatment healing process to minimize discomfort after extraction treatment. Learn about the different types of tooth extraction treatment in our Colmar, PA office.
Tooth Extraction Treatment in Colmar, PA
We ensure patient comfort throughout treatment, whether patients require a quick, simple extraction or more complex extraction treatment. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth above the gum line. Complex or surgical extractions remove teeth at or beneath the gum line. We recommend that patients keep gauze at the extraction site or sites directly after extraction. Gauze helps stave bleeding and also helps create a blood clot to protect the nerves at the extraction site. We also recommend that patients take pain medication and hold an ice pack to their cheeks to lessen swelling.
What are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
The wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, typically emerge in patients’ late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth grow behind the back molars. However, if wisdom teeth are impacted, we must remove them to prevent further problems. Impacted teeth occur when there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow. Patients can experience dental pain, swelling, overcrowding, tooth damage, or other dental health issues if they have impacted wisdom teeth. Please contact our office if you notice pain behind your molars. Your wisdom teeth may be growing. We will plan your wisdom tooth extraction treatment and customize care to your needs.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you have a severely decayed tooth? Are you experiencing pain from your wisdom teeth? Contact Dental Health Group for treatment today at (215) 774-6702. You may also request a dental consultation with our team online. We want you to feel comfortable throughout treatment and the healing process.