Are your wisdom teeth coming in soon? Do you have severe tooth pain? You may need a dental extraction. We will recommend tooth extraction treatment for patients with impacted, overcrowded, or infected teeth. Receiving a dental extraction can prevent dental problems like overcrowding, tooth damage, and dental pain. Dr. Kelly Halle-Brown uses local anesthetic or dental sedation to ensure that patients feel comfortable throughout their extraction treatment.
Tooth Extraction in Quakertown, PA
Dr. Halle-Brown provides simple and complex tooth extractions in Quakertown, PA. Simple dental extractions remove teeth above the gum line, while complex dental extractions remove teeth at or below the gum line. After your extraction, take over-the-counter pain medication and use an ice pack to reduce swelling. Eating soft foods for several days can also reduce pain at the extraction site.
Dry socket is a painful dental problem that occurs when the extraction site is exposed. Patients may experience dry socket if a blood clot does not form at the site or if the clot is dislodged. To prevent dry socket, keep gauze at the extraction site to ensure that a blood clot forms.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
The wisdom teeth are the final permanent teeth that emerge in the mouth. Wisdom teeth typically emerge when patients are in their late teens or early twenties and grow behind the back molars.
While some patients may not need their wisdom teeth removed, many patients will require a dental extraction if they have impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth do not have enough room in the mouth to grow properly, which means they can grow at odd angles and damage surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth can also create overcrowding.
We ask that patients contact our office when they notice their wisdom teeth coming in or if they feel pain behind their molars so we can help them schedule their extraction.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you need a tooth extraction but not looking forward to the pain? We can ensure that you’re comfortable and relaxed during your dental extraction. Contact Upper Bucks Dental Arts today at (215) 876-0543 or schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Halle-Brown online.