Oral Surgery in Northeast Philadelphia, PA
Nobody wants to hear that they need oral surgery, usually because they worry it will be difficult or painful. But we've seen a lot of advances and improvements in modern dentistry, so The Philadelphia Dentist will make your comfort a priority.
Our dental team has created a friendly, relaxing environment where you can feel confident and secure, knowing that you’re receiving high-quality dental care tailored for your unique needs. If there’s anything we can do to improve your experience with us, please don't hesitate to let us know!
Common Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
Our goal for all our patients is to preserve and protect their teeth for as long as possible. So removing a tooth is almost always a last resort when we have exhausted all options for saving it. Our Northeast Philadelphia dentists would recommend pulling a tooth if:
- Severe decay has destroyed the tooth's structure to the extent that we can't save it.
- Advanced gum disease has loosened teeth that we need to remove.
- An infection has advanced to the point where a root canal can’t save the tooth.
- One or more wisdom teeth are causing dental problems, and we need to remove them to protect your oral health.
- You’re getting dentures, and we can achieve the best results if we extract one or more teeth.
If you are in pain and think you might need an emergency tooth extraction in Philadelphia, we'll provide the urgent dental care you need. We open at 7 AM, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays! Please call us at (215) 342-7718 to schedule your same-day dental appointment.
If Dr. Schriftman or Dr. Eckley suggest tooth extraction, you can be sure that they will explain why they recommend the procedure. They will show you x-rays of the tooth so you can see the problem for yourself and understand how removing it will benefit your long-term oral health.
We'll also be happy to recommend tooth replacement options, including dental bridges, full and partial dentures, dental implants, and implant dentures.
We Offer Wisdom Teeth Extractions, Including Impactions
While saving teeth is our priority, wisdom teeth are the exception to the rule of avoiding extraction. Also called third molars, wisdom teeth are the teeth located the farthest back in your mouth. This position makes them challenging to brush and floss adequately, which can lead to decay and gum disease that threatens surrounding teeth.
Our ancient ancestors needed the chewing power of wisdom teeth to process a coarse diet. But with processed foods, wisdom teeth no longer serve a purpose. For this reason, our dentists often recommend wisdom tooth extraction for our Northeast Philadelphia patients.
A Stress-Free Dental Experience in Northeast Philly
Dr. Lee Schriftman and Dr. Ryan Eckley have over four decades of combined experience in dentistry. Our dental care team puts your comfort first in a warm and friendly environment with thoughtful touches like neck pillows and blankets. If you are a nervous patient, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) at no additional charge to help you relax comfortably during your oral surgery.
Call Our Philadelphia Clinic to Schedule an Appointment
If you have a tooth that’s bothering you and want us to take a look, please call The Philadelphia Dentist at (215) 342-7718. Our dental office opens at 7 AM, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you need an emergency tooth extraction, trust us to make the procedure as stress-free as possible in the 19152 area.