A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Some of the most common reasons for a tooth extraction are:
* A tooth that is non-restorable due to tooth decay
* Impacted or problematic wisdom teeth
* Make room for an orthodontic procedure
* Severe gum disease
* Fractured teeth
* Cosmetic reasons
Dr. Khoury and the experienced team at the Oxford Smile Center will provide you with education, counseling, and a thorough examination before removing any teeth. In most cases, the removal of a tooth is recommended only after all other dental options have been exhausted.
In the event that you are a candidate for a dental extraction, Dr. Khoury will explain the procedure in detail. The complexity of the procedure will depend on your individual case.
Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth; it usually occurs under local anesthesia and requires only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth.
A surgical extraction involves the removal of a tooth that cannot be easily accessed, either because it has broken under the gum line or because it has not erupted fully.
Regardless of the type of extraction, the compassionate team at the Smile Center will ensure that you are comfortable and the procedure is pain-free.
It's important to follow the post-operative care instructions that you are provided to ensure the you heal quickly and experience no complications.