Extractions are necessary for a variety of reasons. We do extractions in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, removal of wisdom teeth or to replace decayed teeth with bridges or implants. In our office we have had extensive training in oral surgery virtually meeting all your oral surgery needs.
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 a more complicated, yet still routine procedure that 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. This sort of extraction usually requires a heavier conscious sedation.
Wisdom teeth removal is a 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 orthodontia. In the case of adult orthodontics, extra teeth are sometimes removed to allow teeth to move into place properly.
If you are receiving chemotherapy, organ transplants or if you are on immunosuppressant medication, you may have complications that result in the need for tooth extractions, as well.