The Expertise to Provide a More Comfortable Experience
Tooth extraction is a simple procedure performed by a dentist that involves removing a visible tooth from its socket. The reasons for a tooth extraction include the following:
Complex tooth extractions involve the removal of a tooth that is below the gum line. In this case, an oral surgeon will need to make an incision on the gum tissue to access the tooth underneath. In some instances, some drilling may be required to be able to successfully remove the tooth from its impacted position. Impacted teeth are often the third molars or “wisdom teeth” – the last molars to come out on the lower and upper jaws – that do not erupt fully from under the gums. From this position, the impacted teeth cannot be cleaned properly so they can cause painful swelling and infection. Oral surgery is necessary to prevent and solve these impacted wisdom teeth problems, so they do not cause more serious issues.