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Surgical & Nonsurgical Extractions
What are dental extractions?
Dental extractions are performed to reduce the potential or presence of complications such as pain or infection. There are two general methods for dental extraction. During your visit to Miracle Dental, our team will give you a customized plan and make sure that you feel at ease during your treatment.
- Nonsurgical, or simple, extractions can generally be performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth without needing any incisions. Along with a local anesthetic to numb the area, dental tools are used to loosen the periodontal ligament and then remove the tooth.
- A surgical extraction may be required if the tooth is below the gum line due to the inability to erupt from the surface or from a fracture. In a surgical extraction, an incision is needed to find and fully remove the tooth. Sometimes the tooth must be fractured first for all the material to be extracted. Oftentimes, surgical extraction will be performed under general anesthesia, as it is more complex than nonsurgical.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are located in the back of the mouth and are generally the last to emerge. Frequently, they begin to erupt (surface) between ages 17 to 25. Most of the time, these teeth never become fully functional because there is not enough room in the mouth for them.
If these teeth remain impacted (trapped underneath the gum), serious problems can result including pain, infection, damage of the surrounding teeth, and more rarely even cysts or tumors. Even if wisdom teeth are not impacted, infections or other problems in the mouth can result. Additionally, the longer a person waits to have their wisdom teeth removed, the more complex the procedure and post-operative care may become.
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