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A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. There are many reasons for a tooth extraction:

  • Too much damage to the tooth to be repaired
  • To allow more room for braces
  • Sometimes baby teeth don’t fall out on their own
  • If wisdom teeth are causing pain or impacted

If you are experiencing any of these issues, a tooth extraction may your best option. There are two types of extractions, simple and surgical.

A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. Dr. Cannon first injects a local anesthetic to numb the area, loosens and then removes the tooth.

A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure and is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not come into the mouth yet. After a local anesthetic a small incision is made in your gum, and the tooth is removed.

If you need a tooth extracted, Cannon Family Dental will offer you the perfect care you need!