Simple vs Surgical Extractions
We often get questions about extractions. Many patients wonder if we can just pull a tooth or will it need to be cut out. That is not an easy question to answer in many cases. There are two types of extractions: simple and surgical.
Simple extractions, as the name implies, are just that. A tooth that needs to be removed which is fully intact and can gently be elevated out is a simple extraction. These teeth usually have periodontal disease or large cavities that the patient doesn’t not want to restore. However, a tooth that starts off as a simple extraction can move to a surgical extraction if the tooth breaks ...