A surgical extraction is a more complicated procedure and means that surgical access is required.

This may be carried out when:

  • The tooth is not easily accessible
  • Teeth have complicated morphology (shape) such as long, fragile or multiple curved roots.
  • There is a severely fragile or broken tooth
  • Surgical extraction most commonly includes wisdom teeth removal or impacted teeth.
  • Wisdom teeth frequently pose a problem due to lack of space they sometimes erupt at an angle or get stuck and become impacted which can become more difficult than a simple extraction.

During the procedure, our Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon will numb the area to make it as comfortable as possible for you and when the tooth is out, minimal resorbable sutures may have to be placed in order to make sure that the wound heals nicely and without any problems. Following your surgical tooth extraction, we will advise you how to take care of your healing gums and sutures.