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Tooth Extractions – Ephrata, PA

Easy Extractions Today for a Healthy Tomorrow

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At Ephrata Family Dentistry, we do everything we can to help you keep your natural smile intact. However, tooth extraction is sometimes the only option we have to keep your smile healthy. While no one looks forward to having a tooth removed, our experienced team of dentists make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of tooth extractions in Ephrata and why they are necessary.

Do I Need Tooth Extraction?

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Your tooth may need extraction because of various issues like:

Most of the extractions we perform are to actually save your smile. Whether it’s infection that can spread, a tooth that is too damaged, or your wisdom teeth causing pain and crowding, our expert team is ready to diagnose the problem and provide easy and comfortable tooth extractions.

Different Types of Tooth Extractions

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There are various reasons why we may remove your teeth, but here are some of the most common:

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Many patients simply don’t have a jawbone that is big enough to accommodate their third molars (wisdom teeth). To avoid crowding, infection, decay, and additional oral health problems, we can comfortably remove wisdom teeth. Some patients choose to have them removed as a precautionary measure, but we will keep an eye on your wisdom teeth through X-Rays and exams to recommend when you need them extracted.

Multiple Tooth Extractions

Due to injury, genetics, or extreme decay, some patients may need multiple teeth extracted at once. We also may need to extract multiple teeth to make room for orthodontic treatment. Our expert team will take the time to develop your tooth replacement plan so you can restore the gaps in your smile as soon as possible.

Extraction Site Preservation

After extraction, we typically recommend dental implants to restore your smile back to its full health and appearance. However, many patients’ jawbones are weak after extraction, which won’t support a dental implant. That’s why we offer extraction site preservation by fortifying the bone around your missing teeth with grafting material. This keeps your jaw thick and strong to accommodate any future replacements that you may need.

Post-Operative Care

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After your extraction, we will give you specific instructions on how to care for your mouth to ensure a safe and efficient healing process. We will usually recommend that you:

If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery, don’t hesitate to call our office.