Dentist in Kennesaw, GA describes the reasons why patients may require teeth extraction services
By Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley
Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley are dentists in Kennesaw, GA at 32 Dental who are committed to ensuring patients have access to a variety of dental procedures and services for achieving and maintaining oral health and wellness. Patients in the area who are faced with concerns regarding their teeth can ask why they could benefit from extractions.
Reasons for the extraction of teeth
There are many situations that may arise in which patients may need to have permanent teeth removed through surgical or simple extraction. Below are just a few scenarios in which patients may require extraction:
An adult tooth has been damaged from trauma and may be irreparable with restorations such as dental crowns or composite resin bonding
An adult tooth is one of few remaining in the dental arch, and the patient has chosen to have a full denture placed
A patient is considering orthodontic work for overcrowding, and teeth need to be removed to allow space to reposition the teeth into better alignment
A tooth has become impacted underneath the gum line, such as a wisdom tooth or “third molar”
A wisdom tooth is increasing a patient’s chances of developing periodontal disease or large cavities because of its position in the back of the mouth
Extractions are performed in one of two ways. A simple extraction is the removal of a tooth that has erupted through the gum line. This is done quickly and easily with proper sedation and anesthetics in the office of 32 Dental. The tooth is removed with special instruments that wedge the tooth out of the bone of the jaw. Another type of extraction is a surgical extraction. This occurs when a tooth has not yet erupted through the gum line, and commonly occurs with the wisdom teeth. Surgical extraction requires the dentist to access underneath the gum tissues and into the bone. This is a more invasive procedure but there are situations in which it must be done, especially if there is an impacted tooth causing the patient pain. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley ensure optimum comfort with sedation for patients who are undergoing more extensive procedures such as this. We encourage patients to ask our team about the process of surgical extraction, so they can feel more at ease about having these services performed in our state-of-the-art practice.
Who is a candidate for extraction?
When there is a problem with a tooth that cannot be addressed with restorations, or to the point where removal is needed, our team of dentists will discuss with you the benefits of having this procedure done. Diagnostics may involve x-rays during which our team will assess the smile and talk to patients about any other options they may have available. However, by the time extraction is discussed, there are typically no other solutions to choose from to achieve better oral health and wellness. This is particularly true with impacted wisdom teeth which can result in extreme pain. We take the appropriate precautions and rule out all alternative treatments before we suggest extraction, as we feel, in most cases, patients should be able to keep all their teeth for many, many years!
Do you feel as though you may require dental extractions?
Contact a dentist in Kennesaw, GA to discuss the possibility of having teeth removed for your oral health and wellness or for the preparation of restorative work. Call Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental at (770) 423-1132. Visit one of their two practices located at 600 Chastain Road NW, Suite 422 and 1725 Dennis Kemp Lane. We encourage patients in and around the community to seek comprehensive care with our team of professionals for a healthy smile!
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!