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Yefim Aranbaev, DDS – Teeth Extractions

As the name implies, tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from a socket. You may require a tooth extraction for several reasons, including an infected, decayed, or broken tooth, or to fix misalignment or crowding, such as crowded wisdom teeth.

Tooth extraction is usually a simple procedure and is often the prelude to a dental implant. At the dental offices of Yefim Aranbayev, DDS, we often extract and replace a tooth in a single visit. However, each patient is different.

If you think you might need a tooth extraction, we can discuss a care plan specific to your oral health, including options for dental implants, bridges, or dentures to replace the missing teeth. Contact us today at our offices in Upper Darby, PA, to schedule a prompt consultation.

We guarantee skilled, courteous, and compassionate service and speedy results.

How Does a Dentist Extract Teeth?

In a tooth extraction, the crown and the root of the tooth are removed. For fully-erupted teeth, the process is straightforward and often called a “simple extraction.” Teeth that have not erupted, like impacted wisdom teeth, may require a “surgical extraction.”

A patient receives a local anesthetic for a simple extraction to numb the surrounding area; the tooth is removed with specialized extraction tools. After extraction, the extraction site is protected with gauze to limit bleeding. Patients may feel numb for several hours after a simple extraction.

For a surgical extraction, a patient may require IV anesthesia to prevent pain or trauma. After a surgical extraction, a patient may require several days to recover.

For any tooth extraction, a patient may be prescribed antibiotics before or after the procedure to prevent any infection.

Can a General Dentist Extract Wisdom Teeth?

Many patients wonder if dentists can extract teeth. A simple extraction is standard for a general dentist’s office. However, surgical extractions, like wisdom teeth, may require an oral surgeon.

So what kind of dentist does wisdom teeth extraction? The scope of any single patient’s care is dependent on several factors, including the position of the teeth.

Fully erupted wisdom teeth can often be extracted by a general or family dentist. Wisdom teeth that have not yet erupted may require the expertise of an oral surgeon.

Teeth Extraction: What to Expect

After your tooth extraction, your dentist will recommend a healing protocol that includes rinsing your mouth with salt water several times per day. Many patients also ask: Can I brush my teeth after extraction? Yes, tooth brushing is recommended. However, pay special attention to the area around the extraction, brushing softly to avoid damage.

If necessary, after your extraction, your tooth will be replaced by a dental implant or bridge. However, in cases of crowding, like wisdom teeth, you may not need a replacement.

Teeth Extractions in Upper Darby, PA

Wondering whether you’re a candidate for tooth extraction? Tooth extraction requires the skilled work of a qualified dentist or oral surgeon. Also, depending on your situation, tooth extraction can be costly, so you need a reliable dentist with flexible payment options.

If you are looking for a qualified dentist to perform an affordable tooth extraction, contact the dental offices of Yefim Aranbaev, DDS in Upper Darby, PA.

We offer safe and affordable teeth extractions in a tranquil environment. In some instances, we may also provide same-day tooth replacements, including dental implants.

Contact our offices today to discuss pricing and scheduling.