Category Archives: Tooth Extractions

What Conditions Would Need a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is a dental procedure where a tooth is surgically removed from the mouth to prevent or correct different issues. The process starts with your dentist numbing the tooth, gums, and jawbone. Then, the tooth will be surgically extracted from the socket. Thankfully, patients only feel pressure during this procedure. Lastly, aftercare will […]

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What are the dangers of dry socket following tooth extraction?

After the extraction of a tooth, it is pertinent that you closely follow aftercare instructions from your dentist. The professionals at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center of both Allentown and Bethlehem, PA are here to educate you on some of the dangers of not complying with aftercare, including a condition known as dry socket. […]

How to save severely damaged teeth

In the past, a tooth that is diseased or infected required extraction. Fortunately, there are alternative treatments that can now be used to save a tooth from extraction. Today, many dentists use a procedure called “root canal therapy,” or “endodontic therapy,” to save a tooth and maintain it within the smile. At Gentle Family Dentistry […]

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