Oral Surgery in Northgate

Tooth Extractions

Extractions are one of the most common types of oral surgery. An extraction is performed for structural, positional or economic reasons. Although our first option is to always keep your natural tooth whenever possible, sometimes teeth are often removed because they are impacted. Another reason your tooth may be extracted is to make room in your mouth prior to straightening the other remaining teeth in an orthodontic treatment or because your teeth are so poorly positioned that straightening is nearly impossible.

Extractions are used to remove teeth that are either or both badly decayed or so broken that they cannot be restored. Patients also tend to choose extracting a tooth rather than the alternative which would be root canal therapy, a filling or a crown placement on a tooth that is severely decayed.

Tooth extraction may be performed with the use of local anesthesia; however, if the extraction is difficult or likely to be difficult, we may suggest that you make a trip to an oral surgeon. During your visit with an oral surgeon, they’ll give you nitrous oxide or another type of intravenous sedative to relieve your pain while performing the surgery to extract your tooth.

Oral Surgery Treatments

Besides extractions, dental implants and corrective jaw surgery are procedures that are considered oral surgery. While we don’t perform corrective jaw surgery, we can refer you to a specialist who does. On the other hand, we do perform dental implant surgery, and it is becoming quite a common procedure, especially if you are having an extraction.