Removing a tooth is necessary when decay or an abscessed tooth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection. Removing the tooth can help keep infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth. Gum disease can loosen or severely damage a tooth as well. Dr. Maria Cielo Adjemian will decide if the extraction could be performed in our office or if your case will need the attention of an oral surgeon.
Before removing your tooth, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. People who have a hard time fighting off infections may need to take antibiotics before and after dental surgery.
Dr. Maria Cielo Adjemian will be able to tell you if one or more of your wisdom teeth is problematic and needs to be removed. Wisdom tooth removals can range from a single tooth to removal of all four wisdom teeth at once. Based on the preference of the doctor and/or the patient, a local or general anesthetic can be used, depending on the number of wisdom teeth to be extracted.
The tooth extraction may be a fairly simple procedure or a more complex one in which the tooth can’t simply be lifted out of the gums. Your doctor will discuss the method that will best serve you.