Simple or Surgical Extraction: What’s the Difference?
If you have ever needed to have a tooth extracted, you know it can have a profound effect on you, regardless of the reason. That is why your dentist will exhaust every treatment option before recommending extraction.
Types of Dental Extractions
There are many reasons why a tooth might need to be removed, but all extractions fall into one of two categories – simple or surgical.
The procedure is referred to as a simple extraction when the tooth is visible above the gum line and is in the optimal position for easy removal. Some reasons for simple extractions are:
- A severely decayed or infected tooth can’t be saved with treatment
- In preparation for orthodontic ...