Tooth Extraction Charleston WV
The extraction of teeth is a treatment we complete to improve oral health. Extraction may be a step in a treatment process, or as a preventive action. Part of the extraction process is determining how we will assist your mouth in continuing toward positive oral health following, this may include the use of an orthodontic device, the placement of a dental implant, or a prosthodontic appliance. Our staff at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery can help you achieve better oral health, which may include extracting unhealthy or impacting teeth to achieve it.
In the past, teeth were much more commonly extracted. Today, we have a greater understanding of the importance of each tooth structure and the role they play. It is now our goal to restore and rebuild teeth whenever possible. Even still, sometimes extraction is the best option.
We may recommend the removal of a tooth when:
Wisdom teeth are often removed due to multiple factors including being impacted, insufficient room, and as a preventive step due to their likelihood of developing decay and disease.
Surgical and Non-Surgical Extraction
The extraction of teeth is categorized as either surgical or non-surgical, a non-surgical extraction can turn into a surgical one mid treatment.
A non-surgical extraction is completed when several factors are possible, including the tooth is fully up, we are able to lift it from its root and use pliers to grasp entirely around the tooth and pull it cleanly out.
The surgical extraction of the tooth means that cuts to the gum tissue are needed to remove the entire tooth. This is common in the extraction of wisdom teeth. In a surgical extraction, the tooth is quartered and then removed in pieces. In some cases, pieces of the bone are also removed. Sutures may be applied to any tissue that was cut to retrieve the tooth.
We invite you to learn more about dental extractions and the steps we take following the extraction, including restoration of the area with dental implants, dentures, or more. Contact our Charleston, WV office at (304) 343-5161 for more information.