Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
We always try our best to heal and preserve your natural smile. But sometimes, conservative methods are not enough, and you may need oral surgery to remove a tooth. Procedures involving oral surgery could be carried out to treat injuries, infections, relieve pain, improve aesthetics, or restore function.
Types of Oral Surgery
Depending on the tooth placement and the severity of the condition, there are several types of oral surgery:
- Simple extraction: The tooth is above the gum and is easy to remove. Front teeth with straight roots typically make good candidates.
- Surgical extraction: The tooth has not grown past the gum line, is in the back of the mouth, or the procedure involves the removal of bone or tissue. Wisdom teeth and molars often require surgical extraction.
Reasons You May Need Oral Surgery
There are several reasons why tooth extractions are recommended, including the following:
- Wisdom tooth removal
- Gum disease
- Teeth crowding
- Impacted teeth
- Stubborn baby teeth
- Severe damage or decay
- Orthodontic treatment
- Preparation for dental implants
What to Expect with Oral Surgery
Prior to your oral surgery x-rays will be taken to help with your diagnosis and treatment planning. The procedure will be described in detail, along with your options for anesthesia. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. Depending on what procedure you are having will impact your recovery.