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What is a tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction is the removal of the tooth from its socket in the bone.
Why do teeth need to be extracted?
  • Unrepairable damage to tooth
  • A very loose tooth due to bone loss with bad prognosis even with a bone graft
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in
Things to know before extraction
  • Dr. Kim will need an X ray of the area to help plan the best way to remove the tooth.
  • It is important to provide your full medical and dental history and a list of all medicines you take.
  • Dr. Kim will prescribe antibiotics to be taken before and/or after surgery. 
  • If you have a cough, stuffy nose or cold up to a week before the surgery, call us to reschedule your appointment. 
  • Do not smoke on the day of surgery. Smoking increases the risk of dry socket.
  • After the extraction, someone might need to bring you home and stay there with you. 
  • It is very important that you follow post surgery instructions. 
How extraction is done?

There are two types of extractions

  • A simple extraction

      Dr. Kim loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then he uses an instrument  

      called a forceps to remove the tooth. 

  • A surgical extraction

      This type is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum like or has not erupted yet. Dr. Kim will make a  small cut into your gum. Sometimes, it is required to remove some of the bone around the tooth or to cut the tooth in sections in order to extract it. 

Most extractions can be done using a local anesthetic. You may receive drugs to help you relax. During a tooth extraction, you can expect to feel pressure, but no pain.