Despite our best efforts to save a tooth, sometimes extraction is the only alternative. Many factors can contribute to this extensive trauma, decay, periodontal disease, infection, badly cracked or broken teeth. We here at Tummina Dental are committed to providing a comfortable, pain-free extraction procedure.
There are two types of extractrions, Nonsurgical and Surgical.
Nonsurgical Extraction is often referred to as a regular or simple extraction. When a tooth is visible above the gum line it can be loosened and removed with specialized instruments. Healing is generally quicker with nonsurgical extractions.
Surgical Extraction is necessary when the tooth has significantly decayed with little tooth or roots remaining. Usually, it requires soft tissue incision and sectioning the residual tooth. Healing can take up to 2 weeks.
A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not erupted in the mouth. The oral surgeon will make a small incision into your gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth.