Extraction & Socket Preservation
Extraction and Socket Preservation
Some of the most common reasons a patient needs a tooth extraction include:
- Dental Trauma
- Severe Tooth Decay
- Severe Tooth Infection
- Impacted Teeth
- Overcrowded Teeth
- Gum Disease
Simple Tooth Extraction
A simple tooth extraction is used when a patient has a tooth that is visible and has erupted without any problems. A special dental tool called an elevator will be used to loosen the damaged tooth. Once the damaged tooth has been loosened, forceps will be used to remove the affected tooth.
Complex Tooth Extraction
For patients with teeth that are impacted, broken or severely damaged, a complex tooth extraction may be necessary. Unlike a simple extraction, an incision must be made to properly remove all of the tooth.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
At some point in life, most of the people have their wisdom teeth removed. This is usually due to their wisdom teeth being impacted or erupting and causing other complications. Missing teeth can not only affect the appearance of your smile but also the functionality, resulting in bone loss, decay and even teeth shifting.