How The Reason For Your Tooth Extraction Affects The Procedure

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The reason for your tooth extraction in Newmarket will directly affect our dentist’s procedure to pull your tooth. The simplest procedures are fast, using a local anesthetic, whereas complex extractions sometimes require a general anesthetic.

Simple Extraction

You may be a candidate for a simple extraction if your dentist needs to remove a tooth due to an abscess, extensive damage (where at least some of the tooth is above the gum line), or overcrowding. The dentist will loosen the gums surrounding your tooth, hold your tooth in forceps, and gently pull it out.

Surgical Extraction

A surgical extraction is necessary if your tooth is completely under the gum line, such as if a tooth breaks off and leaves its roots attached to the bone. The procedure involves making an incision in the gums to access the tooth.
Your dentist will start by trying a luxation procedure, forcing a sharp instrument between the root and the bone to ease out the tooth. If this case fails, your dentist must remove some of the bone.

Impacted Teeth

An impacted tooth never fully erupts; some remain under the gums. Our dentist will recommend a timely extraction, which can lead to serious problems.

The procedure starts the same as for a surgical extraction. The rest of the tooth extraction process will depend on the position of your tooth. Whenever possible, your dentist will use forceps to pull out the tooth. However, when a tooth is below the bone or on its side, the dentist needs to remove the bone. Your dentist will break the tooth into pieces to make the extraction easier.

Wisdom Teeth

Our dentist near you will remove fully erupted wisdom teeth through a simple extraction. However, if teeth are impacted, you will need a surgical extraction, likely under general anesthesia.