Oral Surgery

What Does Oral Surgery Include?

Occasionally, a tooth needs to be removed to help with your oral health. While it can be a cause for anxiety, there are many tooth replacement options for patients that provide functional and esthetic outcomes. Dr. John Potter is a specialist in tooth extraction and implant placement; he and this team provide a comfortable, state of the art environment for these treatments.

Am I a Good Candidate?

The most common reason for the removal of a tooth is severe decay or breakage of a tooth that cannot be saved. However, teeth may also be removed because of: Extra teeth that are blocking other teeth.

  • Severe gum disease
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Non-restorable teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic reasons

In addition to tooth extraction, occasionally a Ridge Preservation is performed to prepare the extraction site for future implant placement or to enhance the area for future prosthetic rehabilitation.

Ridge Preservation

At the time Dr. Potter extracts the tooth, the extraction site will be filled with either bone filler or covered with a membrane that will enhance the preservation left by the tooth extraction. Regardless of the reasons for the tooth removal, extractions are usually reserved only for cases in which no other treatment option will solve the problem.

Dr. Potter will review any and all alternatives during your consultation phase and develop a treatment plan for the replacement of your teeth.

To schedule an appointment online click here or call 610-433-2300 today!

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We are excited to reopen our doors on June 1, 2020! As we have always been dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the safest environment, we have even further enhanced these measures with the following:
๐Ÿ“ ๐ŸŒก Patients will be screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and no touch temperature check.
# We ask that you please come to your appointment alone, unless you are a minor or need a chaperone.
๐Ÿ˜ท Our team will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as necessary. We ask that all patients wear their own masks or face coverings
upon arrival.
๐Ÿงด & We are taking all hand washing and sanitizing precautions and will provide hand sanitizing stations for patients throughout the office.
๐Ÿ’จ We have installed JADE Surgically Clean Air purifiers in all treatment rooms.
๐Ÿ‘ซ Social Distancing, when possible, as we manage our schedule so we do not have many people in the office at one time.
We are incredibly thankful for your understanding as we actively contact all patients to schedule and confirm their appointment dates. Please feel free to call us at (610) 433-2300 with any questions. We miss everyone and we are looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Dr. John Potter and team