SURGICAL TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
When a tooth needs to be extracted, it is often a simple, non-invasive procedure that can be performed in a single visit by your general dentist. Sometimes, however, extracting a tooth isn’t as simple as grasping and removing it. If the tooth is severely damaged, infected, or impacted within the jawbone, you may require surgical tooth extraction at the hands of an oral surgeon or periodontal specialist. Oral surgery will allow Dr. Everett to access the tooth structure underneath your periodontal tissues and jawbone so he can extract the tooth and minimize damaging the teeth and structures around it.
Reasons for Surgical Tooth Extraction
- An impacted wisdom tooth that does not erupt fully (or at all) onto your dental ridge
- A tooth with a fractured or broken root
- A tooth with anatomical issues, such as long or curved roots
- Teeth that exhibit extensive damage and cannot be removed through simple tooth extraction
Local anesthesia and dental sedation may be administered before and during surgical tooth extraction, and recovery times vary depending on the extent of the procedure. Nevertheless, most patients fully recover and can return to work within a day or two. If appropriate, Dr. Everett will discuss your options for replacing the extracted tooth with a dental implant-supported restoration.
If Surgical Tooth Extraction Is Necessary
If your tooth cannot be extracted through regular means, than your dentist may refer you to Dr. Everett for surgical tooth extraction. To schedule an initial appointment, email DrEverett@highplainsperio.com, or call our office in Lubbock, TX at 806-686-1262. We offer a free consultation (typically valued at $400) that includes any radiographs Dr. Everett may need for proper diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and desires.