Tooth Removal (Extraction)
and impacted wisdom teeth
Teeth which cannot be restored properly or predictably may need to be removed. Sometimes the procedure is uncomplicated in nature and is referred to as a simple extraction. On occasions the shape and curvature of the tooth’s roots create a situation where the tooth needs to be removed in sections. This procedure is referred to as a surgical extraction.
Wisdom teeth (or 3rd molars) usually require some type of surgical extraction to remove. If your wisdom teeth haven't yet erupted (grown in) above the gum line, we'll remove them through a small incision in your gums. An impacted wisdom tooth remove the wisdom teeth, we'll use either forceps or an instrument called an "elevator." Elevators are placed next to your tooth, and are used to gently roll it out of its socket. Forceps carefully grip the tooth so we can remove it. As the tooth is removed, you'll feel pressure, but not pain. If you feel any discomfort beyond just a sensation of pressure, be sure to let us know. We'll stop immediately and give you more anesthetic.