While we generally strive to keep all your natural dentition in place, sometimes infection or loss of tooth structure necessitates the removal of a tooth. When you must get an extraction, we strive to make it as comfortable an experience as possible. Our kind-hearted and professional staff will calmly help you through what may otherwise be a very daunting experience. Whether you need a simple extraction, a complicated surgical extraction, or it’s necessary to part ways with your wisdom teeth, our dentists can perform the service in office. Sedation is also offered upon request.
Performed on teeth that area easily accessible in the mouth, these are routine dental extractions. Simple extractions are typically performed under local anesthesia, or localized numbing.
When teeth are badly broken down, impacted, or have difficult anatomy, a surgical approach is required. Surgical extractions are more complicated and involve either cutting the tooth into more manageable sections or removing some of the bone surrounding the tooth that needs to be extracted. Often, local anesthesia may be sufficient, but depending on patient factors, sedation may be more appropriate. This may range from nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or intravenous sedation.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
While it is important to note that not all wisdom teeth require extraction, sometimes it is unavoidable. Our young patients will routinely be screened for wisdom teeth that require extraction, and when appropriate those extractions can happen in-office.
There is the misconception that every wisdom tooth extraction is an ordeal, however sometimes wisdom teeth can be extracted very easily with just local anesthesia. In cases where four wisdom teeth are being removed simultaneously, it is often much more comfortable to have your wisdom teeth extracted while under sedation.
As your wisdom tooth situation is monitored, we will discuss all your options and help you choose the treatment option that is both most comfortable and appropriate for you.
It is occasionally necessary to biopsy suspicious lesions so that a pathologist may determine a definitive diagnosis. This may entail removing all of a smaller lesion, or a small piece of a large lesion for inspection.