Why a tooth extraction?
You may need a tooth extracted if you have an infection, decayed tooth or if your wisdom teeth are not coming in correctly. Dr. Jacobson will recommend extracting a damaged tooth, if it cannot be fixed with a filling, crown, or other dental treatment.
What is a simple extraction?
Simple extractions are relatively easy procedures that can be performed by your dentist in the office, requiring little to no major recovery time. This type of extraction is done on teeth that are clearly visible in the mouth, and not still hiding beneath the gums.
What is a surgical extraction?
A surgical extraction may be recommended if a tooth is broken off at the gum line or not visible in the mouth --like with most wisdom teeth removal.
Why do I need a bone graft after an extraction?
Bone grafts are essential for replacing missing or damaged bone in your jaw. Whether a cavity has reduced your tooth to an empty, gummy space after an extraction, or gum disease has caused loose teeth, a bone graft can repair and rebuild the damaged bone needed to support a dental implant.
Why is guided tissue regeneration necessary? The purpose of guided tissue regeneration is to remove the bacterial infection and stimulate the regrowth of healthy bone and gum tissue.