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Tooth Extractions in Langhorne, PA

Painful or Damaged Tooth? We Can Help

When a tooth is causing severe pain or is damaged beyond repair, having it extracted can protect the health of your other teeth. At Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we make the process of having a tooth extracted comfortable, quick, and easy. Dr. Salin, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Semanoff, and Dr. Nack regularly extract teeth and offer anesthesia options for your comfort. We have an office in Feasterville, PA, which is only five miles away from Langhorne, PA. If you are in Langhorne or Bucks County and need a tooth extracted, contact our office for an appointment. In some cases, we can perform extraction on the same day as your first visit.

When Would a Tooth Require Extraction?

A tooth may become infected or damaged due to poor oral hygiene habits, facial trauma, or other illnesses. In many cases, natural teeth can be saved with root canal therapy, fillings, or dental crowns. If a tooth is too damaged or infected to be saved, extraction may be the only option that remains to protect the health of surrounding teeth and gums.

Some of the most common reasons for tooth extractions that we see in our office include:

  • A cracked or broken tooth that cannot be repaired with a filling
  • Tooth decay has reached deep within the tooth and cannot be treated with root canal therapy
  • Prior to starting orthodontic treatment
  • Severe periodontal disease (gum disease) that has caused the gums to recede, resulting in teeth becoming loose
  • Wisdom teeth, which do not serve a functional purpose and can cause problems if left untreated

The Tooth Extraction Process

We will likely take 3D scans during your first visit to evaluate your teeth and detect any hidden issues. If tooth extraction is necessary, we will discuss your treatment options and help you choose the right type of anesthesia for your procedure. In many cases, tooth extraction only requires local anesthesia, which numbs the surgical area only. If multiple teeth require extraction or if any teeth are impacted, we may recommend IV anesthesia.

Your surgeon will use forceps to gently extract a tooth that has erupted through the gums. This is known as a simple tooth extraction and does not require any incisions. If a tooth is partially or fully impacted, a surgical extraction is required. Your surgeon will make incisions in the gum tissue to access and remove these teeth, then use sutures to close the incisions.

Tooth Replacement Options Following Extraction

Having a tooth extracted can cause natural feelings of stress, but our team at Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants are here to support and guide you through your tooth extraction and restoration. We will walk you through all of your options for replacing the tooth and create a treatment plan custom to your needs.

  • Dental Implants. A dental implant is a long-lasting tooth replacement option that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. Implants are inserted into the jaw bone and allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without removable or uncomfortable appliances. To care for your implant, simply brush and floss it along with your natural teeth and it has the potential to last a lifetime. Dental implants are the only restorative solution that prevents jaw bone loss and helps preserve the alignment of your existing teeth. If you have adequate jaw bone, we can insert a same-day dental implants immediately following extraction so you will not have to go without a tooth.
  • Dentures or Bridges. Removable dentures or bridges can quickly restore the appearance of missing teeth. They do not require a surgical procedure and some patients tolerate them well, while others find them inconvenient and uncomfortable. Removable dentures must be taken out during meals and brushing, and they require special solutions to keep them clean. You should replace dentures or bridges as often as every few years and they do not protect the integrity of the jaw bone.
  • Socket Preservation. This type of bone grafting treatment helps reduce jaw bone atrophy caused by tooth loss. Your surgeon will fill the empty tooth socket with a bone graft material, preserving the socket’s size and shape. Socket preservation makes future implant placement easier and is a great option if you plan on receiving a dental implants at some point, but not right after extraction.
  • No Replacement. You do not have to choose any type of restoration after having a tooth extraction if you do not wish to. However, not replacing a tooth may leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile and could negatively affect your dental health. Existing teeth may shift into the open space, throwing off alignment of your other teeth, and bone loss can occur when there is nothing present to stimulate the jaw bone.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer a variety of anesthesia choices to ensure a comfortable oral surgery experience.

Where Can I Get a Tooth Extracted in Langhorne, PA?

Our office in Feasterville, PA, is only five miles away from Langhorne, PA, right off of Bridgetown Pike (PA-213). If you live in Langhorne, PA, and need a tooth extracted or would like an oral health evaluation, contact our Feasterville office today.

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For over 50 years, we have had the privilege of serving our communities with the highest level of oral surgery care. We love what we do, and we look forward to providing you and your loved ones with an outstanding patient experience and incredible results.