dental extractionsBloomsburg and Danville PA

An extraction is when a tooth is removed from the mouth.

While Hamilton Dental Care believes in doing whatever is possible to preserve a tooth because of its impact on oral heath, sometimes extractions are unavoidable. Teeth typically are extracted because of an injury, damage sustained from tooth decay, the loss of supporting bone suffered from gum disease, or crowding.

Bone Preservation

When a tooth is severely damaged and an extraction is necessary, the bone that surrounded the tooth usually begins to disappear. The doctors at Hamilton Dental Care can place bone grafting which reduces this and maintains your bone to allow replacement of the missing tooth with implants, bridges or partial dentures.

Wisdom teeth

Also known as the “third molars,” these teeth emerge in the back of the mouth, usually when a person is between the ages of 17 and 25 years old. Wisdom teeth typically cause problems such as crowding your existing permanent teeth, and putting too much force on the surrounding teeth, which can lead to jaw problems or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Sometimes, wisdom teeth become impacted, never actually erupting, and begin putting pressure on your back teeth, causing pain. Impacted wisdom teeth also increase your risk of tooth decay because cleaning this area can be difficult.

Surgical extraction

Did you know that the surgical extraction of a tooth is the most common surgery performed in the United States?  Surgical extractions are performed in cases where gum tissue or bone must be removed to extract a tooth, and in some cases, sutures are needed to close the site of extraction so that it heals properly.


At Hamilton Dental Care, we offer payment plans and in-house financing that can work with almost any household budget. Our office also accepts CareCredit, an interest-free financing option.

Do you or a member of your family need to have a tooth extracted?

Please contact Hamilton Dental Care today at (570) 387-0533 to schedule a consultation.