Tooth extractions

Dental extraction is the complete removal of a tooth. Extractions can be necessary for pediatric patients when a “baby tooth” is obstructing the permanent tooth growing underneath it. For older patients, extractions can occur if a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, if the patient is suffering from severe gum disease, or if a tooth is impacted, as is often the case with wisdom teeth. Depending on the circumstances, dental extractions can either be surgical or non-surgical.

In most cases, dental extractions, even surgical extractions, are quick routine procedures. If you need an extraction, we will provide you with any necessary information regarding what to expect before, during and after the procedure, and any applicable instructions for home care following the procedure. It is important that you follow these instructions carefully to minimize any risk of post-procedure infection or complications.