Get fast and gentle treatment
There are two types of tooth extraction – the simple extraction and the surgical extraction. In the simple extraction, the teeth are externally visible and can easily be extracted by your Three Rivers dentist with the help of an anesthetic injection. While the surgical extraction is a more complicated operation. This is recommended when the tooth is not accessible and hidden in the gum line. There are other procedures and examinations to successfully perform surgical extraction.
After a dental exam, your trusted Three Rivers dentist, Dr. Khan, performs a relatively painless tooth extraction with local anesthesia if your tooth appears to be exposed and can easily removed in one piece. The tooth is gently loosened to widen the space in the bone and break the tiny elastic fibers that attach your tooth to the bone. Once your tooth is separated from the bone, it will be lifted and removed with forceps.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Khan has been living and practicing oral surgery in Western Pennsylvania since 2000. He is a native of India, and moved to the United States as a teenager. He attended the College of DuPage in Glenn Ellyn, Illinois, receiving an Associate Science Degree and graduating with Honors. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Khan then moved to New York City to study dentistry at Columbia University, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1993. He completed a four-year residency program at Lincoln Medical and Mental Hospital in the Bronx in New York City from 1993 to 1997, with intensive training in emergency and trauma cases. Dr. Khan was Chief Resident from 1996 to 1997.
Dr. Khan believes in the value medical education provides to the practice of Oral Surgery. He completed a Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College in 2000.
Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Khan and his wife Afshan and their family moved to the Pittsburgh area, where his wife Afshan grew up and has been a lifelong resident. Dr. Khan has been practicing Oral Surgery in the Western Pennsylvania region for over 11 years.
“I had an amazing experience here! On first impressions, the office is extremely clean and well maintained (it is a new location I believe), and the staff is welcoming and friendly. Dr. Khan gives exceptional care and truly gives you all his attention. He and the staff are thorough, and I want to thank the woman at the front desk on my first visit for being so kind when she called my Car Service for me; it was a long phone call. I would highly recommend this office to anyone in need!! You all ROCK!!”