Although our goal is always to save teeth, there are times when a patient may need to have a dental extraction. At Pulaski Dental, our patient can have a tooth extraction in Blue Bell PA by our expert dentist, Dr. Lisbeth M. Pulaski.
There are different reasons why a patient may need to have a tooth extraction in blue Bell PA. Sometimes a baby tooth is simply reluctant to fall out and needs a little help in doing so. Other times, a tooth may have damaged or infected pulp, but our dentist has determined that it is too damaged to benefit from a root canal treatment. In this case, the tooth can be extracted and replaced with a dental implant a dental crown. However, it does need to be removed from the mouth so that infection does not spread and so that any pain will subside. Wisdom teeth are also commonly extracted. Since wisdom teeth are the last teeth in the mouth to erupt, there often is not enough room left in the mouth by the time the wisdom teeth are ready to come in. This causes wisdom teeth to have many different problems when they are finally ready to erupt. Sometimes wisdom teeth begin to erupt, but then stop partway. This leaves a space between the teeth and gums where materials can gather and infection can easily form. Other times, wisdom teeth will begin to erupt but push other properly-placed permanent teeth out of position. This can cause problems for the smile that will call for orthodontic care. Whenever a wisdom tooth is causing any type of problem in the mouth, it is almost always recommended that it is extracted. Wisdom teeth are not needed for complete chewing or to aid in proper speech, so they do not need to be replaced.
For an appointment to see our dentist for a tooth extraction in Blue Bell PA, contact us today.