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a smiling female dental patient in the chairAt Mark Strandburg, DMD, we offer two types of tooth extraction procedures: surgical and non-surgical. Your Warner Robins dentist, Dr. Strandburg, will determine which procedure is right for you based on your tooth’s needs. Learn more about both procedures:

Non-Surgical Tooth Extraction

If surgery is not required, Dr. Strandburg will numb the area around the tooth that needs to be extracted. It won’t take long for the medicine to kick in, and you won’t be able to feel any pain when Dr. Strandburg extracts the tooth. You may feel slight tugging, but it will not be painful. Non-surgical tooth extraction is used when the tooth can be removed easily without removing any of the surrounding bone.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

During surgical tooth extraction, your Warner Robins dentist will numb the area around your tooth to ensure you don’t feel any pain. From there, he will create an incision in your gum tissue to access the bone underneath your tooth. A small amount of bone tissue may need to be removed to access your tooth’s roots. Afterward, Dr. Strandburg will cut the tooth into pieces to better remove it.

When is surgical tooth extraction required? There are several scenarios where surgical tooth extraction may be necessary such as:

  • Broken teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Long or large roots
  • Multiple roots
  • Teeth with long or curved roots
  • Traumatized teeth

After your tooth is removed, bone grafting material may be placed in the area to prepare for dental implants. It’s important to prioritize this step to ensure bone loss does not occur.

Dr. Strandburg is Your Tooth Extraction Expert

Surgical tooth extraction may feel daunting, but there is no need to fear it! Modern technology, numbing medicine, and the best dentist in Warner Robins can make this procedure feel like a walk in the park. Call us today to schedule an appointment: 478-287-2179