One decision that no one ever wants to make is when to have a tooth removal. A lot of the time, though, it is not left up to us. Time, nature, or chance can make that decision for us. If you are suffering from a tooth that you need to have extracted, don’t let the decision be made for you. Come see us at Hellertown Dental Group, and let our trusted Hellertown, PA dentist help you through this tough part in the life of your smile.
Does Tooth Removal Hurt?
We are all about saving teeth, but every once in a while a patient has to, unfortunately, have a tooth extracted. It happens. Sometimes people bite into something and the tooth fractures and there's just nothing we can do to save it, or a tooth decays so much that it's just not worth saving the tooth. We take out a lot of teeth. Doctor Maria and I, we both like to extract teeth, so we're good at it. We make the patient as comfortable as we can.
What Kinds Of Tooth Removal Does Hellertown Dental Group Do?
Hellertown Dental Group does all kinds of tooth removal. The only kind we may not do is impacted wisdom teeth. Those can be complicated procedures, and we want to make sure that you get the very best care possible. That is why we often refer those complicated cases out to one our trusted local specialists. As for any other type of tooth extraction, including regular wisdom teeth extractions, we are equipped and able to perform those in our Hellertown, PA dentist office. No need to go to a separate location for the procedure; we do it all in-house.
What Is A Sinus Lift?
The value of this procedure to many patients missing teeth cannot be overstated. After a person loses their teeth, the bone in their jaw will begin to deteriorate. This procedure will help to rebuild that lost bone structure.
First, your Hellertown, PA dentist will “lift” a portion of your upper jawbone into your sinus cavity. The space left by the lifted bone is then filled with bone graft material to stimulate new bone growth in the area. This is exceedingly helpful to patients who do not have enough bone mass in their upper jaw to be able to support dental implants. The new bone growth will give them the bone mass they need to remake their smile.
What Are My Tooth Replacement Options?
There are three main options when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. The first option is a dental implant. These are great because they offer the same kind of stability and function as a real tooth. They also protect against bone deterioration, which is a real danger after losing a tooth. A dental bridge is another option. Bridges are less expensive than dental implants but require the placement of crowns. This means we will need to shave down some of your still-healthy teeth to accommodate the crowns. Dentures are a tried-and-true way to replace several missing teeth and can even be secured with implants.