Advanced Dental Care in Erie, PA: Dental Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dental extractions are often broken into two categories — one for wisdom teeth removal and another for a general tooth removal. Tooth removal is necessary when a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay. Other times, dental extractions are done to remove wisdom teeth that might not fit in a patient’s mouth, are impacted, or otherwise causing problems. The staff at Lee Simon, PLLC are experienced in all types of dental extractions so you can rest assured that your procedure can be done swiftly and without complication.

If you believe you have a tooth that needs to be removed for one reason or another, schedule an appointment at our advanced dental care office in Erie, PA today!

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Why it Might be Time for a Dental Extraction

Tooth Extraction

  • You have a broken or decaying tooth causing your pain, or increasing your risk for more severe dental problems
  • Your child’s mouth is too crowded for orthodontic care or another type of oral surgery. 
  • Your dentist has ruled out other restorative dental care treatments such as crowns or fillings as good options.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

  • Incoming wisdom teeth are pushing others, creating the potential for other issues (which may even require braces).
  • Your wisdom teeth have not erupted in a timely manner (called impaction) and are causing pain or infections.
  • Wisdom teeth are causing generalized pain or discomfort in your mouth.



Learn More About General Tooth Extraction and Wisdom Teeth Removals 

Tooth removal is the last resort when it comes to dental care for broken, decaying, or otherwise problematic teeth. Sometimes these dental issues are fixable through the use of dental crownstooth fillings, or other tooth restoration treatments. However, sometimes there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. Some kids develop a crowded mouth and need to have tooth extraction prior to getting braces and other orthodontic treatments. Older adults, whose teeth have fallen by the wayside of routine maintenance or have experienced tooth trauma (such as from being hit or knocked out) may also need teeth extracted. Severe decay and periodontal disease can also require teeth to be extracted. 

Regular teeth cleanings can prevent the need for tooth extraction. 

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Get in the Know about Wisdom Teeth Removal

There are different dental stages people experience throughout life. Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as the third molars, are the last ones to erupt. They can come in anywhere from childhood to adolescence. Some people don't experience any issues with their wisdom teeth. However, many cases can cause pain, infection, and other types of discomfort due to the way they are positioned in the gums and mouth. Impacted teeth, crowding, and pressure on the sinuses are all reasons to remove wisdom teeth. We can provide you with proper wisdom teeth removal treatment starting with the initial x-rays and ending with the removal itself, or any needed follow-up exams on the health of your teeth and gums. 




Have Questions?

How do I know when I need a tooth extracted?

Extracting teeth should be one of the last resorts when it comes to dental care. It is imperative to keep your existing teeth intact unless your oral health would benefit more from having them removed and replaced. We can consider extracting a tooth if: 

  • One or more teeth are seriously decayed and/or affected by periodontal disease
  • One or more of your teeth are impacted
  • One or more of your teeth have been broken in an accident 
  • Your wisdom teeth are growing in improperly and will affect the other teeth.
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