Simple and Surgical Tooth Extractions
Both simple and surgical tooth extractions are standard oral surgery procedures performed to remove teeth that have become impacted or infected. Impacted teeth are natural teeth that have not erupted through the gum line, while infected teeth are those that have become abscessed or decayed. Our team at BLUSH Dental Studio of East Point, Georgia, is here to educate you about the two primary tooth extraction methods.
Surgical tooth extractions
Surgical tooth extractions are more complex than simple extractions and usually require an incision in the soft gum tissue to access the tooth. Surgical extractions are often performed on teeth that are impacted or severely decayed or may be done for wisdom tooth extractions.
If you have a natural adult tooth that needs to be extracted, our highly trained Dentists will first numb the area using local anesthesia. Once the area is numb, an incision in the gum tissue will be made and the tooth carefully removed. In some situations, a permanent, natural tooth may need to be removed in sections.
After the tooth is extracted, the area will be sutured closed, and you will be given specific instructions on caring for the extraction site. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to avoid complications such as infection.
Simple tooth extractions
Simple tooth extractions are less complex than surgical extractions and usually do not require an incision in the gum tissue. Simple extractions are often performed on teeth that are visible above the gum line and can be easily accessed with forceps.
The process of a simple extraction is typically easier and faster than surgical extractions. The area is numbed with a local anesthetic, and then forceps are used to grasp the tooth and carefully pull it out of the socket. Patients who have simple extractions will require less recovery and healing than patients requiring surgical extractions.
Request an appointment with our awesome Dentists!
If you live in or around the area of East Point, GA, and want to speak to our team about tooth removal, call the office at (404) 595-5104. Our practice is located at 1203 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1A, and we are always accepting new patients and families at BLUSH Dental Studio.
Dr. Carter is a Licensed Dentist in the State of Georgia and a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North Georgia Dental Society, Georgia Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society, and Honorary Society of Dental Volunteers.