Durham Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Every measure to prevent tooth loss is usually considered when evaluating each patient’s dentition. Unfortunately, some occasions arise when a tooth must be extracted. These situations include ,but are not limited to,:

  • Malpositioned tooth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Tooth abscess
  • Orthodontic correction
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Severe decay

Before a tooth is removed, the dentist will take an xray in order to evaluate the tooth and surrounding bone. Based on the level of complexity, the dentist will determine whether the treatment can be done in office or whether it will require a referral to an Oral Surgeon.

Pain after an extraction is to be expected. This pain can last up to two weeks after the extraction. If you have prolonged or severe pain after the extraction procedure, contact our office immediately.

To help prevent your likelihood of needing an extraction, practice good oral hygiene habits. This will help you avoid the major impacts to your oral health, chewing efficacy, and aesthetic changes one will encounter after an extraction.