A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth from its socket in the jawbone that is damaged beyond repair.
Our office is very selective of what extractions we do. If the dentist feels like a tooth is something that he cannot remove we will refer you to the oral surgeon.
Why Are Teeth Extracted?
- Severely decayed
- Periodontally diseased ("gum and bone disease")
- Fractured in such a way that it is impossible or impractical to repair
- Badly positioned (impacted wisdom teeth)
- Non-functional or poorly functional teeth
Extractions are generally classified as either non-surgical (also known as "simple") or surgical (involving cutting procedures). A simple procedure can quickly become a surgical procedure if the tooth fractures or refuses to loosen under pressure. We perform these procedures only after making the extraction site(s) profoundly numb.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at (714) 696-6622.