Surgical Tooth Extraction

Surgical Extractions in Havertown and Springfield, PA

When a tooth becomes damaged beyond repair, it often needs to be surgically removed through a process known as surgical tooth extraction. At Suburban Oral Surgery, we specialize in this advanced dental procedure.

Before the extraction begins, the dentist ensures your comfort by numbing the area with anesthesia. This medication helps alleviate any potential pain or discomfort during the procedure. Using a specialized tool called an elevator, the dentist carefully loosens the tooth from its socket in the gum tissue. While you may feel pressure, the process should not be painful.

Once the tooth is adequately loosened, the dentist carefully removes it to prevent any damage to the surrounding tissues or neighboring teeth. In some cases, particularly if the tooth is difficult to extract or situated in a challenging location, the dentist may need to section the tooth into smaller pieces for easier removal.

Following the extraction, the dentist may use stitches to close the surgical site, promoting optimal healing. These stitches help keep the gums in place as they heal, reducing the risk of complications and ensuring a smoother recovery process.

After the procedure, it’s crucial to follow the dentist’s post-operative instructions diligently. This may include specific guidelines for oral care during the healing period and medications to manage any discomfort or swelling.

At Suburban Oral Surgery, we understand that undergoing a tooth extraction can be daunting. Rest assured, our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the entire process. We’re committed to delivering exceptional care to our patients in Havertown and Springfield, Pennsylvania, prioritizing your oral health every step of the way.