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Boynton Beach, FL 33437

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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.

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Simple Extractions

Simple dental extraction is usually performed when the individual is awake. While the procedure is completely pain-free with the use of local anaesthetic injections, light pressure sensations are still slightly felt.

Simple dental extraction can be performed using the conventional “elevator and forceps” instruments, and is achieved completely above the gum. Teeth with straight roots and solid root structures can often be removed without being cut into pieces.

A tooth with multiple roots can be sectioned according to their root shapes to ease the removal. This is especially helpful if the multi-rooted tooth has roots that are not parallel to each other, or curved roots. Once the tooth is sectioned, the pieces can be elevated out of the sockets easily.

Surgical Extractions

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.