Tooth Extraction

The extraction of teeth becomes necessary when:

  • They are decayed beyond what your dentist can repair.
  • They have lost a great deal of bone support (usually from gum disease).
  • They are cracked or broken.
  • They are malpositioned and are causing other complications.
  • They are part of your orthodontic treatment plan.

Although the extraction of a tooth or teeth is common, it is considered a surgical procedure. As such we recommend that you should not work or go to school on the day of your surgery. Depending upon the number of teeth extracted and the difficulty, additional time off may be required. Swelling of the area and/or bruising can occur after the extraction of teeth. Your extractions can be performed under a local or general anesthetic.