Oral Surgery

Kevin Ortale DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Phoenix, AZ

Impacted wisdom teeth and tooth infections often lead to pain, discomfort, and swelling. For maximum relief before your pain worsens, Kevin Ortale, DDS, offers tooth extractions for both adults and children at his office in Phoenix, Arizona. An extraction can provide immediate relief to your tooth pain, allowing you to focus on the things you love, like eating, laughing, and smiling. For more information on your oral surgery options, call the office or book an appointment online today.

What is oral surgery?

Tooth extractions are widely considered to be the most common form of oral surgery. Dr. Ortale performs tooth extractions for children and adults at his office. He may recommend a tooth extraction if you have a tooth infection, a damaged tooth, severely cracked teeth, or impacted wisdom teeth.

Why would I need a tooth extraction?

There are many reasons a tooth extraction may be the right treatment option for your smile, including:

Cracked tooth

A cracked tooth can often be repaired without removal, but that is not always the case in the event of a severe break. If Dr. Ortale determines that your broken tooth is beyond repair, he recommends a tooth extraction to lower the risk of infection and alleviate tooth pain.

Tooth decay

Preventive treatments like regular brushing and flossing, dental sealants — a thin plastic coating that protects teeth against cavities, and even fillings are designed to stop tooth decay from dramatically impacting your oral health. If these measures are not taken early on, however, tooth decay can be dangerous to your health. In this case, Dr. Ortale recommends a tooth extraction to keep the decay from spreading.

Impacted wisdom teeth

Often referred to as the mouth’s third molars, wisdom teeth typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 21. Unfortunately, most people simply don’t have enough room for them. If your jaw cannot accommodate any additional teeth, your wisdom teeth can become impacted, leading to pain, abscess, headaches, and more. Dr. Ortale has the skills and experience to remove your wisdom teeth safely and quickly, so you can resume your normal activities as soon as possible.

What happens after a tooth extraction?

Dr. Ortale’s tooth restoration recommendations depend entirely on your unique situation. Should your young child need a tooth extraction, he would likely suggest holding off on a restoration, as a permanent tooth will soon emerge. As an adult, however, a tooth extraction typically requires additional treatment, such as a false tooth, dentures, dental implants, and more.

Whether you crack a tooth or have impacted wisdom teeth, Dr. Ortale can perform a tooth extraction to alleviate your pain and prevent future tooth damage. For more information on your extraction options, call Kevin Ortale, DDS, PLC, or book an appointment online today.