Tooth Extractions Offered at Colorado Springs Practice

Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists Offer Surgical Extractions

Our Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists can comfortably and expertly extract teeth. Teeth may need to be removed for many reasons, usually as a course of action to protect your oral health.

Reasons for surgical extractions include:

  • Damaged teeth
  • Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Baby teeth
  • Removal for orthodontics
  • Infected teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Failed root canal therapy
  • Fractured teeth
  • Malformed teeth
  • Removal for dentures
  • Enhancing appearance

Simple extractions are usually done under local anesthetic and are often performed by general dentists. In a simple extraction, the entire tooth structure is removed from the socket. A tool called an elevator is used to loosen the tooth, and then forceps are used to remove it completely.

Surgical extractions are usually more complex procedures than simple extractions. Teeth that require surgical extractions are not easy to access, such as a tooth that has broken below the gum line or a tooth that hasn’t fully erupted. The surgeon may need to section the tooth into pieces to facilitate its extractions. In some cases, it’s necessary to remove bone so the periodontist can get to the tooth structure.

With surgical extractions, we may at times use IV sedation to make the patient comfortable for the procedure.

Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists serves Colorado Springs, our military community, and all surrounding areas. If you need surgical extractions or other periodontal services, request your appointment!