Surgical Tooth Extraction
Simple dental extraction removes teeth that are easily accessible. Surgical extraction typically requires an incision into the connective tissue. Performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation, the incision provides access to the root of the tooth. Dr. Houlik performs surgical tooth extractions with care and precision.
Reasons for Surgical Extraction
Teeth that are broken or below the surface require surgical extraction. The area is numbed with anesthetic and patients feel a slight pinch. After that, there should be no feeling in the area. Surgical extractions are outpatient procedures. Health conditions, medications and the complexity of the extraction affect whether or not your case is a good fit for this procedure. Following surgical extractions, take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.
Surgical extractions are required for impacted teeth. Impaction occurs when there is no room for teeth to grow or emerge into the normal position. Instead, the tooth lies buried inside by gum and bone tissues. Third molars are most likely to be impacted. When surgical extraction is required to remove broken or impacted teeth, trust Houlik Family Dentistry.