Tooth Extraction

What is a Surgical Tooth Extraction?

When a tooth is visible above the gum line and a provider can easily remove it with forceps, the procedure is called a simple extraction.

If a more volatile tooth has yet to grow in, however, your provider needs to remove gum tissue or bone in order to extract it. This is called a surgical extraction and may require stitches to close the site so that it can heal properly. It is important to closely follow your provider’s aftercare instructions to speed recovery and avoid complications.

Post Extraction Restorative Dental Solutions

The surgical extraction of teeth may sound a bit daunting, but with today’s modern procedures and general anesthesia, you have nothing to worry about. That’s because, although an extraction may be necessary, it doesn’t mean you have to live with missing teeth. Your provider can perform the following restorative dental options to replace an extracted tooth:

  • Single Implants
  • Multiple Implants
  • Bridges
  • Implant Retained Dentures
  • Standard Dentures

When is a Tooth Extraction Recommended?

There are several reasons why tooth extractions are recommended, including the following:

  • Severely damaged teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Preparation for dental implants
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment
  • Treat overcrowding
  • Prevent gum disease or an infection from spreading

If the wisdom teeth or impacted teeth in the back of the mouth were removed, you will need to keep the area clean and avoid eating from that side or drinking anything with a straw to protect the area while it heals. Also, if the blood clot forming over the extraction area is dislodged or removed, it can delay healing and increase the risk of infection.


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