Simple Extraction These extractions consist of the removal of teeth that are visible in the oral cavity and usually only require the use of local anesthetic. The extraction is performed by elevating the tooth and using forceps to rock the tooth back and forth until it is loose enough to remove. Our dentists will perform basic extractions in our office as long as there are no foreseeable complications. Each patient is evaluated on an individual basis and will be referred to one of our oral surgeon colleagues if it is deemed necessary for the patient’s safety or comfort. If a patient wishes to receive sedation for any type of extraction, a referral to a local Oral Surgeon will be provided.
Surgical Extraction These involve teeth that have not yet erupted or ones that have broken off at or below the gum line. In some cases, an incision and bone removal is necessary to access the tooth that is being extracted. Either way, the surgeon will use local anesthesia or, in more difficult procedures a surgical referral will be provided.