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Your dentist will preform a simple extraction when the tooth is visible in the mouth. To be sure this is an appropriate method, your dentist will first take X-rays of your teeth and ask you about your medical history, including whether you are currently taking any medications.
You need a surgical extraction if your tooth is broken off at the gum line or it has not yet erupted. Only some general dentists are qualified to carry out surgical extractions, along with all oral surgeons.
The process involves cutting a small incision into your gum to access the tooth. Sometimes, it is also necessary to remove some of the bone around the tooth or cut the tooth into pieces to extract it. Although the procedure is more complex than a simple extraction, it is often possible to receive a surgical tooth extraction under local anesthetic. Stitches are placed for fast healing.