The Premier Team for Oral Surgery in San Diego
At Sedation Dental Center in San Diego, we offer a full range of oral surgery services, including simple extractions, wisdom tooth extractions, and bone grafting. To help keep you comfortable during extractions and surgery, we will recommend the appropriate sedation method to ensure you will be unconscious during the procedure and wake up with no memory of it.
In order to determine what type of extraction you need, our team will often use a panoramic X-ray to diagnose you during your visit.
Simple extractions occur when a tooth needs to be extracted and only requires a dental forcep for removal. These tend to occur in cases of orthodontic patients or baby tooth removal. Simple extractions do not require any surgery of the gum or bone.
Teeth require surgical extraction in two cases: if the gum needs to be cut away or if the tooth needs to be sectioned. Some teeth must be sectioned into pieces for removal in order to detach them from the bone. Often, this occurs when wisdom teeth are impacted in the bone and cannot be easily removed. This also occurs with decayed teeth that have broken the gumline. Sectioning a tooth makes removal easier and thus reduces postoperative pain and swelling.
For more information on sedation options for oral surgery at our San Diego office, please consult our sedation dentistry page.
If you think you may require a tooth extraction or other oral surgery, set up a consultation with our dentists today.