Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration, severe gum disease, as well as broken teeth.
Extractions are often categorized as “simple” or “surgical”.
Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, using local anesthetic, and require only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth.
Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully.
Wisdom Teeth – Dr. Mitchell commonly refers to one of our local Oral Surgeons for removal of wisdom teeth.