Why Oral Surgeons Should Always Handle Tooth Extractions
Posted on 2/20/2020 by Dr. Shaun Rai
Millions of people lose teeth every year. Most believe a general dentist is ideal for extractions because if they can handle most things that go on in the mouth, then tooth removal could be a part of it.
The reality of it is, oral surgeons like us are better equipped for extractions than a standard dentist. If you need to have a tooth removed, it is always better to come to us to ensure you minimize the risk of complications or getting an infection.
Why We Are Better At Extractions
When you need to have a tooth removed, it is so much more than just grabbing a pair of pliers and yanking it out. It is important to assess the situation so we can determine the integrity of the roots or enamel. If the thought of having an extraction terrifies you and you would prefer to be unconscious, then we are the ones to give you general anesthesia to make you more comfortable during the procedure.
If the extraction is more complicated, such as twisted up roots, impacted teeth, or noted infection, we should be the ones to handle it for you. Many dentists who do not feel qualified to handle extractions may recommend you to us.
Especially if your tooth is cracked or broken and runs the risk of breaking further, we are likely to have the tools on hand to not only minimize the damage to your jaw, but also handle complications a regular dentist may not be capable of managing. Those who need expert attention when it comes to their oral care will feel at ease when they are in our hands, because of our dedication to dental surgery.
If you have recently been informed that you need to have an extraction, do not hesitate to contact us! We are happy to see what is going on and help you figure out what is necessary to get you back on the path to optimal oral health.