Extractions | Robinson Township Smiles
Tooth extractions are a very common dental procedure, and they may be required for a number of reasons, such as the removal of wisdom teeth, or to prepare a patient for a full arch of dentures.
Though it is a surgical procedure, tooth extractions are quite simple, and they are very safe. At Robinson Township Smiles, Ryan Rupert, DMD has been performing gentle extractions for years. He will create a custom extraction plan that minimizes discomfort and ensures that you get the best possible care.
The Tooth Extraction Process
The process typically begins with x-rays and a comprehensive oral exam. This will allow Dr. Rupert to understand the position of the affected tooth, and develop a removal plan that’s right for you.
The most common type of tooth extraction is a “simple extraction”. During this procedure, your tooth and gum will be numbed. Next, Dr. Rupert will loosen your tooth and grab it with specialized tools to properly extract it. Surgical extraction is sometimes required when the tooth is positioned improperly, or has broken off at the gum line.
While most simple tooth extractions do not require sedation, it’s always available at Robinson Township Smiles to ensure that you are safe and comfortable through the whole process.
Why Would I Need A Tooth Extraction?
There are many different reasons why you may need a tooth extracted, but these are the most common:
- Severe tooth infection – An infected tooth may not be able to be saved with a root canal, and may require extraction to relieve pain and prevent the spread of bacteria.
- Periodontal disease – Severe periodontal disease can result in multiple loose and damaged teeth, which are usually extracted and replaced with dentures or dental bridges.
- Wisdom teeth erupting incorrectly – This is the most common reason for tooth extraction. Typically, wisdom teeth erupt improperly, which can damage the teeth and gums, so most people have them removed.
- Impact injury resulting in tooth damage – If your tooth is severely cracked and damaged, or it has been impacted (driven back into the socket), extraction may be the best treatment option for you.
Need A Tooth Extraction? Come To Robinson Township Smiles Today!
At Robinson Township Smiles, we use modern extraction techniques, imaging technology, and sedation to provide you with a comfortable oral surgery experience. You can trust our team to take care of you and ensure that your tooth is removed properly.
So don’t wait. If you suspect you may need a tooth extraction, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rupert by calling us at (412) 859-3833. You can also drop by our office at 66 Forest Grove Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108 for an in-person consultation.