Oral Surgery and Tooth Extraction
From time to time, patients require tooth extraction Both simple and surgical extractions are routine procedures for us and we assure our patients the best dental treatment while in our care.
A simple extraction, or the removal of visible teeth, is a relatively simple procedure that we perform under local anesthetic unless the patient wishes greater sedation due to anxiety.
A surgical extraction is more complicated, as it requires exposing the tooth from under the gumline. Common surgical extractions include impacted wisdom teeth or the removal of teeth that have broken off above the gumline.
Wisdom teeth removal is common oral surgery we perform, but there are other reasons why teeth might need to be surgically removed. For children, extra teeth need to be removed to allow other teeth to grow in properly. This sort of extraction sometimes coincides with the patient receiving orthodontic treatment. In the case of adult orthodontics, extra teeth are sometimes removed to allow teeth to move into place properly.
Chemotherapy, organ transplants and immunosuppressant medication often have side effect that compromise oral health increasing the need for tooth extractions.