Tooth Extractions involve the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Although there are many reasons for a tooth extraction, some of the most common examples are a painful tooth or a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay or infections.
Extractions are typically classified as either a simple extraction or a surgical extraction. A simple extraction involves a tooth that is visible above the gums and the dentist can remove it in one piece. A surgical extraction is often more complicated and can involve of gum tissue, bone or both, and the tooth may have to be removed in pieces.
We understand that patients can be anxious about a tooth extraction, we strive to make sure that each patient is as comfortable as possible. Please ask about the options of being treated with sedation or anesthesia.