Tooth Extraction

Your dentist will do everything possible to preserve your natural teeth. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. Sometimes, a tooth suffers so much damage that it cannot be saved.

At that point, it must be extracted to prevent harm to the rest of your teeth and your overall health. At this time, you would look into your restoration options, such as a dental bridge or implant.

Simple Extraction

A simple extraction is a relatively easy dental procedure that involves little downtime. It can be performed when there is some visible tooth structure above the gum line.

Your dentist would simply numb your tooth with an anesthetic and use a dental tool called an elevator for loosening your tooth from its socket. They would then use forceps to actually extract the tooth.

Surgical Extraction

A surgical extraction is a bit more complex. It may become necessary if you have a fractured tooth, which did not leave enough tooth structure visible above the gumline to grasp onto.

To perform a surgical extraction, your dentist or oral maxillofacial surgeon will create a small incision in your gums, allowing access to the tooth. They would then extract the tooth intact or by fracturing it into smaller pieces.

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