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Extractions and Oral Surgery


There are many reasons for extracting a tooth. Most commonly it is due to tooth damage or decay. There are additional reasons for tooth extraction. These can range from gum disease, orthodontic treatment, preparation for dentures/partials or insufficient space for impacted wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth are easier to remove when the patient is young, since the roots are not completely formed, the surrounding bone is softer and there is less chance of damage to nearby nerves or other teeth. Removal of wisdom teeth at a later age becomes more complicated because the roots are more developed and the jaw bone is more dense. It is also better to have the teeth removed before they become painful or infected. In most cases, all wisdom teeth are removed at one appointment under anesthesia for a patient’s maximum comfort.

The general dentists at Smile Norton can evaluate the necessity of removing a tooth. Simple extractions can be performed by Drs. Biederman or Bekal. Our Doctors will also perform the removal of wisdom teeth and extractions in preparation for dentures or partials using IV sedation.