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!
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.
About Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.
I've been seeing Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo since they opened this practice, and I'm still a huge fan. I recently had some dental work done with them (like this morning). I've never doubted the doctors' abilities, and this experience was no exception. They are experts and are very good at their craft. I want to also mention the support staff, especially the women on the front desk. They are thorough, helpful, and so very nice. I've never experienced the follow-up and follow through at another practice as I have with them at 32 Dental. I always know what my bill will be. There are never any surprises, and that is so comforting in this day of American healthcare. :) I'll continue to refer my friends to them and patron their practice based on my experiences with them! Thanks!
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I'm 55 and have used many dental offices over the years. Without question, both of the 32 Dental locations, have been extremely pleasant and rewarding to my mouth!. The quality of work, expert advice on dental care, friendly as they come... what more can I say. Highly recommended!
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My son has anxiety about going to the dentist. The hygienist did an awesome job of putting him at ease. My son was very comfortable with her, and had no issues during the appointment at all. It was stress free. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
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32 Dental was quick and kind. The office staff was efficient and the dentist was very thorough. He referred me to a specialist due to the type of root canal needed. He was able to find one available for the same day. I will definitely use them in the future.