Dale W. Madsen D.D.S.

(530) 343-1081

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Extractions

Dental extractions come in two basic types – simple and surgical. Ideally, we prefer to save your natural teeth whenever possible. Unfortunately, this sometimes is not the appropriate solution and it becomes necessary to extract a tooth in order to protect the health of your other teeth. Some of the situations that may warrant an extraction include:

-Severely broken or fractured teeth

-Severely decayed teeth

-Impacted wisdom teeth

-Crowding

Simple extractions are performed when the tooth is above the gumline and can be removed with a lifter and forceps. The process and healing time are both quick. This may be used for a decayed tooth or a tooth that is broken but is still above the gumline. It’s also used to remove teeth when the root has died or if your teeth are crowded and removal is necessary to facilitate orthodontic treatment.