Tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth from its socket in the bone. It’s a common dental procedure that is often done to prevent the spread of infection or in cases where the tooth is too damaged to be repaired.
At our dental office, we understand that tooth extractions can be a scary and intimidating thought. That’s why we take the time to explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel comfortable and informed about the process before we begin.
There are a few different types of tooth extractions. Simple extractions are done when the tooth is visible, and the dentist can remove it with forceps. Surgical extractions are more involved, and may require the dentist to cut the gum tissue and bone in order to remove the tooth.
Before a tooth extraction, the dentist will take x-rays to get a better view of the tooth. This helps the dentist plan the best way to extract the tooth, and can help them decide if a surgical extraction is necessary.