Tooth Extractions Morrisville
About Dental Extractions in Morrisville, PA
Sometimes, when tooth decay has progressed beyond repair or a tooth has developed an advanced infection, the tooth must be removed. This procedure can be done in-office, with little to no discomfort to the patient. Dr. Weitz may prescribe pain medication, and ice packs may also be used to soothe discomfort following the procedure.
Wisdom teeth are located in the very back of the mouth, and extractions of these teeth are a fairly common procedure. Wisdom teeth often cause problems as they are trying to protrude through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it means the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth can come in unevenly, or the tooth may only emerge partially. Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that can potentially cause problems, such as infections, need to be removed. Wisdom tooth extractions can range from the removal of a single tooth, to removing all four wisdom teeth at once.