If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, we will try to fix it with a filling,
crown or a root canal, But when there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired,
the tooth may need to be extracted or removed.
There are two types of extractions:
A simple extraction – this procedure is on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. For a simple extraction,
the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses forceps to remove
A surgical extraction – this 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.