When you hear the words, oral surgery, do you picture being in a hospital and receiving general anesthesia? Rest assured, oral surgery in a dental office can be as simple as having a tooth extraction. At Oakmont Family Dentists, if you are in need of having a tooth extraction, our skilled dentists, Drs. Nader, Resek, and Sack are pleased to be your reliable resource in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. During such an extraction, our dentists will remove the affected tooth from the socket in the bone.
Oral surgery may be required for various reasons–to remove a damaged tooth, or a make space for braces. Typically, you might need a surgical extraction if:
— You have extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.
— If a baby tooth doesn’t fall out when it is supposed to so that the permanent tooth is able to come in.
— If you are going to be getting braces, and need room for the new position of the teeth.
— If you are undergoing radiation to the head and neck area.
— If teeth have become infected from using cancer drugs, and your immune system is compromised.
— If you have had an organ transplant and teeth can become infected.
— Your wisdom teeth may need extraction before or after they come in. If they have decay, are causing you pain, or have an infection or a cyst, they may require removal.
If you are experiencing problems with a tooth, you will be in good hands with our skilled dentists and caring team. Drs. Nader, Resek, and Sack at Oakmont Family Dentists are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy in Oakmont, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call us at 412-828-3311 today!