Dr. Erika Graham provides tooth extractions to patients at Oak Grove Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Durham, NC. Dental extractions are needed to remove severely infected, impacted, or damaged teeth. As a general dental treatment, tooth extractions prevent further damage or tooth loss.
We ensure that our patients feel comfortable during the tooth extraction procedure. You can rely on our experienced and compassionate dental professionals to make sure the procedure runs as smoothly as possible.
Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions
There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and complex. Simple tooth extractions can easily remove teeth in one piece. This is because they are performed on teeth that are visible from the gum line.
Complex extractions are more surgical and oftentimes remove teeth in fragments. This extraction utilizes incisions in the gums to remove teeth that are not visible from the gum line.
Teeth that are extracted due to infection or severe damage can be replaced with a dental implant. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace teeth at the root. They are capped off with dental crowns for a natural look. Implants offer stability and prevent problems caused by missing teeth, including shifting or overcrowded teeth.
Treating Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth need to be removed if they are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that are not emerging properly. Extracting an impacted wisdom tooth or teeth prevents them from digging into the molars in the back of the mouth. However, not every patient with wisdom teeth will require extraction.
Our dental team will take x-rays of the teeth and keep track of emerging wisdom teeth. We will recommend a tooth extraction if it seems there is not enough room in the mouth for the third molars to erupt properly.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Do you have impacted wisdom teeth? Is there a single infected tooth that you need to be removed? Schedule a dental appointment with our dental team online. You may also contact Oak Grove Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling 919-899-4467. Let our team know if you have any more questions about extractions and we can help.