Teeth Extraction in Forked River

Tooth extraction or tooth removal or exodontias, is a fairly simple procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Tooth extraction is usually a last result, when all other efforts to repair and restore the natural tooth are futile, though there are some instances when Sam Khammar DDS may recommend removal of the tooth, like:

  • Wisdom teeth removal before they fully develop to mitigate against concerns of impacted tooth, infection, bite interference, or decay of adjacent teeth.
  • Following trauma or severe tooth damage, such as cracks, fractures, or decay that cannot be repaired
  • Malpositioned or non-functioning teeth, such as those without opposing teeth to bite against to avoid possible complications from misaligned teeth
  • Extra teeth that may block others from growing in the rightful position
  • To facilitate orthodontic treatment, where removal of some teeth is necessary to create the needed space for proper teeth alignment
  • As an effect of chemotherapy where a weakened immune system makes the patient more prone to advanced periodontal disease and loose teeth
  • To manage radiation therapy, whereby some teeth may need to be removed in the field of radiation when undergoing head and neck radiation therapy, to reduce the risk of complications, like infection

Types of extraction

There are two types of extractions:

  1. Simple extractions – where we loosen the tooth and remove it with forceps after administering a local anesthetic
  2. A surgical extraction – only required when the tooth has not emerged yet, has broken off at the gum line, or has significantly large roots. Local anesthetic and general anesthetic or IV are usually necessary with surgical extractions.

Though a general anesthetic is administered with surgical extractions, both procedures are actually painless, with patients claiming to experience some pressure or pulling as the tooth comes off.

Schedule your consultation

Following your tooth extraction, Dr. Khammar will discuss with you about how to care for the surgical site and diet changes as the wound heals, as well as possible tooth replacement options to restore the function and aesthetic of your mouth. Please call our office today to schedule your consultation for tooth removal.