Simple tooth extractions can be done without making any incisions or special techniques. This method is typically referred to as simple extraction, and it may be performed by a general dentist or an oral surgeon. When patients are in need of a more complicated tooth extraction process, they are most likely to be referred to an oral & maxillofacial surgeon, like Dr. Sharma.
Each case is different, and the patient’s unique lifestyle factors play a large role. When a tooth is broken or decayed, there may not be enough tooth above the gumline, or it may be too fragile to remove intact. The tooth’s shape, size and position also affect whether it is removed with a simple or more involved extraction.