Surgical Tooth Extraction

About Surgical Tooth Extraction

Surgical extraction is needed when a tooth has not yet broken through the gum line, or has not yet fully grown into the mouth. Hence the oral surgeon has to make a small incision into your gum in order to access the affected tooth. The procedure can be done in both local anesthesia & intravenous anaesthesia (conscious sedation), the latter of which makes you calm and relaxed. You may also receive general anaesthesia, depending on any medical conditions. With that you will remain unconscious during the procedure. The dentist may also need to remove bone around your tooth or cut your tooth before it can be extracted.