Comprehensive Family Dentistry
Family Dentistry located in Feasterville-Trevose, PA
Oral surgeons are highly trained professionals who surgically treat the face, mouth, and gums to improve function, appearance, and overall oral health. V.H. Mandalia, DDS, and Neil Mandalia, DMD, at Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, perform a variety of oral surgeries, including tooth extractions. If you think you need oral surgery, or if you want to know more about the services offered, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Oral Surgery Q & A
What is an oral surgeon?
An oral surgeon performs surgeries to treat dental conditions that affect the health of your teeth, gums, jaw, and surrounding structures. They are dental specialists who can perform complex dental procedures, including tooth extractions.
What does an oral surgeon do?
Oral surgeons perform a variety of dental procedures. At Comprehensive Family Dentistry, the most common surgical procedures are tooth extractions. There are two types of tooth extractions: surgical and nonsurgical. Here are the differences:
Surgical tooth extractions
Oral surgery for tooth extractions typically involves removing wisdom teeth that are causing overcrowding or an infection. This procedure involves making an incision in the gum tissue and carefully extracting the wisdom teeth in sections. You are placed under general anesthesia for the procedure.
Nonsurgical tooth extractions
During nonsurgical tooth extractions, you will be placed under local or general anesthesia. You may feel some slight pressure, but you won’t feel any pain. Your dentist will use an instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth, and then they will use forceps to remove the tooth.
Why would I need to have a tooth extracted?
A common reason to have a tooth extracted is if your wisdom teeth are impacted. Since your wisdom teeth come in after the rest of your permanent teeth, they may not have sufficient room. This can lead to your wisdom teeth coming in at odd angles and affecting the neighboring molars.
Impacted wisdom teeth can also lead to an infection or the creation of pockets where bacteria from food can accumulate. You may notice symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth, such as:
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen or inflamed gums
- Tooth pain or sensitivity
- Jaw pain
If you have impacted wisdom teeth, the team at Comprehensive Family Dentistry will likely recommend oral surgery to have them removed.
To learn more about oral surgery, book an appointment online or over the phone with Comprehensive Family Dentistry today.
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