Fayetteville Surgical Tooth Extraction

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At Half Moon Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery, our board-certified oral-maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) are highly trained and have years of experience in extracting teeth. While the goal is to preserve our patients’ natural teeth whenever possible, sometimes a tooth becomes too badly decayed or damaged for this to be the optimal solution. Our team works quickly and efficiently to minimize any pain while maximizing your dental health, whether your teeth are impacted, decaying, or broken and require surgical extraction. We utilize the best technology, techniques, and anesthesia options that enable us the opportunity to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and quick extraction process. 

Contact the professionals at Half Moon Oral Maxillofacial And Implant Surgery to schedule an appointment for a Fayetteville surgical tooth extraction.

What to Expect from Fayetteville Tooth Extraction Surgery 

Because tooth extraction is a surgical procedure, you can expect local anesthetic to numb the gums and IV anesthetic so you are asleep and unable to respond to pain during the procedure. Unless it is an impacted tooth, we will use forceps to loosen it from the jaw before extracting it from the mouth. If the tooth is impacted, an incision will be made in the gums to access the tooth and remove it as carefully as possible, and it might need to be removed in several pieces. After your tooth has been extracted, you will wake up from sedation and/or anesthesia and be given thorough aftercare instruction to ensure you heal properly and as quickly and effectively as possible. 

When Do You Need A Surgical Tooth Extraction?

There are several situations when a surgical tooth extraction may be necessary. Here are some examples:

  • Impacted teeth: Sometimes, teeth don't fully emerge from the gums, and they become impacted. This means they are stuck in the jawbone, and surgery may be necessary to remove them.
  • Severely damaged or decayed teeth: Teeth that are severely damaged or decayed may be beyond repair and need to be removed surgically.
  • Overcrowded teeth: In some cases, a person's mouth may be too small to accommodate all their teeth. As a result, some teeth may need to be removed to make space for the rest.
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment: Before braces or other orthodontic treatment can be applied, some teeth may need to be removed to make room for the remaining teeth to move into proper alignment.
  • Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth are the third molars that typically emerge in the late teens or early twenties. If they are impacted or causing issues, they may need to be surgically removed.
  • Infection or abscess: If a tooth becomes infected or develops an abscess, it may need to be removed surgically to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Fractured teeth: Teeth that are severely fractured may need to be extracted surgically if they cannot be repaired.

Overall, a surgical tooth extraction is typically performed when a tooth cannot be removed through a simple extraction procedure. Our Fayetteville oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum to access the tooth and may need to remove bone or cut the tooth into smaller pieces to remove it. 

Reach out to Half Moon Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery to schedule an appointment. We can answer any questions you have regarding a potential Fayetteville tooth extraction. 

Contact Half Moon Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery to Learn More

You might feel nervous or anxious if you’ve been told you need an extraction, but you’re not alone. Many people need one of their permanent teeth extracted at some point in their lives, and our board-certified OMSs are highly experienced in this procedure and offer a safe, comfortable experience with the best possible care. Our team will follow up with you after your surgery the day after you go home to ensure you are healing well and adhering to your aftercare instructions accordingly. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prepare for a dental extraction?

Before your dental extraction appointment, it's essential to follow any pre-operative instructions provided by our oral surgeon. This may include fasting before the procedure and arranging for transportation home if you'll be under sedation.

What can I expect during the recovery period?

After your tooth extraction, it's normal to experience some discomfort and swelling. Our oral surgeon will prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort and will provide instructions. It's crucial to follow these instructions closely to promote healing and prevent any complications.

If you have questions about surgical teeth extractions in Fayetteville or if you would like to schedule a consultation at Half Moon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, please call (479) 364-6889 or reach out online for a swift response.