Gentle Dental of Springfield
760 W Sproul Road, Suite 100, Springfield, PA 19064

Tooth Extractions Simplified

Tooth Extraction

Having a tooth pulled is not something most people anticipate with great relish. Whether tooth extractions needed because of serious tooth decay, severe trauma or impact, tooth crowding or a specific medical reason, the prospect of this procedure can be intimidating indeed. However, by taking the time to become educated about precisely what a tooth extractions entail, patients can gain a sense of calm about what lies ahead.

Prior to an extraction, an oral surgeon, affordable dentist, or other dental care professional at Gentle Dental of Springfield will take x-rays as well as a full dental and medical history in order to determine the best approach to follow. They will check the location of the problem tooth in relation to the adjacent teeth, the sinuses, and to nerves in the jawbone. Under certain circumstances, antibiotics may be prescribed in advance of the procedure.  Generally, the dentist will perform a tooth extraction only on a patient who has not had a cough or cold in the days preceding the procedure.

Tooth extraction procedures fall into two categories: simple extractions and surgical extractions. A simple tooth extraction is performed on a tooth that is visible. An affordable dentist in Springfield will first loosen the tooth and then remove it. A surgical tooth extraction involves teeth that are broken at the gum line or that have yet to fully grow in. In these cases, the dentist may have to remove bone and break the tooth. While the amount of sedation used in these tooth extraction procedures will depend on the complexity of the situation, the patient should not experience pain during the extraction.

Patients having a tooth extraction will receive dental care instructions following the procedure. Once they get home, they can manage pain with anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, and warm compresses—and by following a soft diet for the first few days. Extractions do involve the risk of complications such as inadvertent damage to neighboring teeth, jaw fractures, damage to the sinuses, numbness, and ongoing pain. If such issues arise, it is important that the patient contact an affordable dentist in Springfield right away.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Springfield, call Gentle Dental of Springfield today at (484) 810-1247 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Springfield. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Springfield, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Springfield.

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Patient Reviews
My experience was great. Staff was great, no issue or problems. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
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I had a great visit. Everyone is so professional and my cleaning was great. I can't wait until my next visit!
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The Office staff, Rudy, and Dr Hinrichsen make going to the dentist not so bad at all. Great team here that makes you feel comfortable. Thank you for […]
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I think everyone at this Gentle Dental location is wonderful!
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Really appreciated the office call the day after my appointment, just to check on me.
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Everyone there in the Springfield, PA practice takes the time to explain every procedure, every step, and all are very pleasant and make you feel […]
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The staff at Gentle Dental in Springfield is very professional, pleasant and caring to their patients.
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Very friendly, would definitely return.
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I have a fear of dentist but the staff was knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and best of all created a minimum of pain.
Michele R.
Natalie did a great job as usual with no pain.
Edwin J.
Everyone from the moment I first walked in was extremely friendly! As someone who gets a little nervous about going to the dentist, they put me at […]
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Friendly staff...always a pleasant experience.
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This is a fast and efficient dental operation. The cleanliness of the rooms are impressive. Everyone is so friendly!
Beverly B.
Natalie is a great hygienist!!!
Maria H.
Quick, efficient, quality care.
Anonymous
Friendly, courteous service. I will recommend to family and friends.
Anita B.
It was a very pleasant experience. All of the staff were very kind and accommodating, and made sure that I was kept up to date on all the information […]
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Excellent service and staff.
Anonymous
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Jaclyn B.
My tooth flared up at 2 am, I hoped the pain would pass. Swelling took place and the pain increased. On a sat. morning @ 11 am I called for an appt. […]
Kevin C.
They were great. Kind and pleasant. And did a great job on my teeth.
Michelle B.
The wait was minimal, the staff was friendly and they were able to do my cleaning and fill my cavities in one visit. Highly recommended!
Helen G.
Staff is excellent, professional, but also puts you at ease. They don't make you feel badly or scold you for not taking good care of your teeth.
Garrett N.
Everyone is very nice!
Jeanette R.
It was my first time there. Everyone was very courteous and helpful. Evaluated my needs and charted a long term program of care. Helped me with a […]
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The staff at Gentle Dental was so amazingly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!
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I didn't have any work done yet but my new patient appointment was excellent. The receptionist was friendly and efficient and the doctor and his […]
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I love Gentle Dental in Springfield. My two eldest children go there and they are wonderful with them. They don't rush through things are very […]
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Excellent dentistry, very nice people.
Anonymous
Everyone there is kind. Felt no pain.
Michelle B.
Very pleasant atmosphere and people are very attentive. They make you feel very comfortable.
Nancy H.
Staff was great, no lectures about my dental hygiene.
Garrett N.
Great service. Very welcoming and warm people. I was scared to death. I hate the dentist and they made it not so scary.
Erica C.
Quick and efficient.
Susan L.
The staff is very helpful and respectful. They are very good with accomodating and I am glad to use this facility as my provider.
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Friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and helpful doctor and staff.
Jason G.
Natalie at springfield office is great! thorough, gentle and caring.
Edwin J.
I had a toothache and they took me right away! The staff and dentist were excellent.
Madeline P.
Excellent care, especially for an emergency visit.
Theresa M.
I Thank you for the work that was done on Tuesday everything was well.I was a little nervous but you made me feel comfortable Thank you.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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