Surgical tooth extraction can become necessary in a variety of scenarios, enabling you to find relief from frustrating and painful oral issues.
Do I Need Surgical Tooth Extraction?
Surgical tooth extraction may be necessary in cases where the tooth is impacted, meaning it is stuck in the jawbone or gum tissue, or if it is broken or damaged beyond repair. Other reasons for surgical tooth extraction may include overcrowding, infection, or the need for orthodontic treatment.
In many cases, a tooth can be rehabilitated by nonsurgical means. This will, of course, always be the first course of action taken by any dental professional. Surgical tooth extraction, however, may become a necessity if these traditional methods have failed to produce any kind of results or alleviate the issue.
During the surgical tooth extraction procedure, your oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth. In some cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces to facilitate removal. Once the tooth has been removed, your oral surgeon will clean the area and stitch the gum tissue back together.