Extractions are usually made as a last resort, if a tooth is beyond repair or will be harmful to your overall oral health if it is kept. Extractions can be virtually painless with the use of local anesthetic.
There are two types of dental extractions: simple and surgical.
A simple extraction is a regular extraction, performed by numbing the area with anesthesia. The dentist can then gently maneuver the tooth out of the socket and cleanse the site of extraction.
A surgical extraction becomes necessary when a tooth can’t be extricated easily, such as a tooth that hasn’t fully grown out of the gum line, or a severely broken tooth.
Another case for surgical extraction is for wisdom teeth removal. When wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to grow, they may become impacted, growing at an angle towards your teeth instead of straight upwards.
Impacted wisdom teeth can also become trapped the jawbone or gums, which can be painful, as well as cause infection or tooth decay. We can perform a surgical extraction to prevent or relieve the complications of impacted wisdom teeth.
If you need dental extractions, look no further than Comfy Smile Dental. Our team stays on top of the latest procedures in dentistry to get your best smile. Contact us today to learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment!