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Tooth Extractions

We Handle Tooth Extractions in Philadelphia, PA

Dentists perform tooth extractions if they need to remove one or more teeth for medical reasons. Our Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence team handles tooth extractions in Philadelphia, PA. We provide compassionate care to address all your dental needs. 

Set up an appointment for tooth extraction by calling us at 215-969-4400.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction in Philadelphia

Patients come to Dr. Christine Han and the team at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence for tooth extraction for several reasons. 

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Many people develop pain and other issues when their wisdom teeth grow into place. We use wisdom teeth to refer to your last set of molars. These molars often grow during a person’s teenage years. 

Wisdom teeth often crowd other teeth or grow in the wrong direction. Depending upon the severity of the issues, they may press on your other teeth, leading to pain and discomfort. We help you address this issue with wisdom teeth removal.

Jaw Crowding

Some people experience discomfort and pain because their teeth feel too large for their jaws. In this situation, teeth may twist and grow unevenly as they attempt to find space. We can discuss your options for tooth removal if you experience jaw or mouth pain. 

Tooth Decay and Infection

Finally, you may want some teeth removed if you’re dealing with severe tooth decay. We generally recommend less severe procedures, like filling cavities or performing a root canal. However, we know that we cannot always save your natural teeth. 

Emergency Tooth Extraction in Philadelphia

We can plan tooth extractions in Philadelphia, PA, based on your oral healthcare needs, but emergencies can happen. You can contact us if you need immediate help with tooth removal. 

You may be facing a dental health emergency if you experience:

  • Extreme and sudden tooth pain
  • Long-term pain in a tooth 
  • Pain in your gums 
  • White fluid or pus coming out of your tooth
  • A break in your tooth 

Please contact our office right away if you experience a dental emergency. We’ll discuss your options and help you determine the best way to move forward with your treatment. 

The Steps in Tooth Extraction

We understand that many people feel nervous about tooth extraction. However, we also believe that understanding the process can help you feel more comfortable. Therefore, we begin this aspect of dental care with a personalized consultation.

During the consultation, Dr. Han will discuss all of your options and the benefits of considering this form of oral surgery. If you decide tooth extraction is suitable for you, we’ll set up an appointment, take any necessary x-rays, and provide you with prescriptions for medications in some cases. 

When you come in for the extraction, you’ll speak with our team members, and Dr. Han will perform another assessment of your mouth. We typically use a local anesthetic to control any discomfort during the tooth extraction. 

Dr. Han performs two different kinds of extractions based on your needs. 

Simple Extraction

Simple extractions work for many people in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Han will loosen your tooth with a dental elevator during this process. After loosening the tooth, she removes it with forceps. 

Surgical Extraction

Surgical extractions often have more complexity than a simple extraction. Dr. Han uses a tool to create an incision into the flesh of your gums to start a surgical extraction. She then removes the tooth. We can discuss surgical extraction as an option even if you have gum disease. 

Options for Sedation with Tooth Extraction

Some patients find the prospect of tooth extraction unsettling or stressful. Therefore, our team offers several sedation options if you’d prefer to sleep through the process. We provide sedation options such as:

  • Nitrous oxide 
  • Oral sedation 
  • IV sedation 

Some of these options – like oral sedation – cause you to relax and feel calm during the dental procedure. However, more extensive options – like IV sedation – will put you into an unconscious state while the dentist works. 

If you want to select sedation dentistry, speak with Dr. Han about your questions and concerns. You’ll need to bring someone with you to drive you home from the tooth extraction if you choose to go through with sedation dentistry. 

We Handle Tooth Extractions for You

You can reach out to the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence for tooth extractions in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Han and her team offer you professional and compassionate care. Please find out more by calling us today at 215-969-4400.