When a tooth needs to be extracted, but it is completely or partially covered by the gum line, Dr. Barton Barré may perform a surgical extraction to safely remove the tooth. This procedure is common for patients who suffer from impacted teeth. An impacted tooth is one that has not completely erupted into the mouth and is still covered at least partially by gum and bone tissue. The wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to be impacted, although the other teeth can become impacted as well. In these cases, our dentist will carefully remove the tooth and place stitches to allow the site to heal.
You may also require a surgical tooth extraction if:
- A tooth breaks off during the extraction
- A tooth is severely broken down
- The tooth root tips have broken down
- A tooth has long, curved roots
- The bone around a tooth has become dense
Our team will ensure that you feel comfortable and at ease during your surgical extraction. Following the treatment, be certain to carefully follow the instructions provided by our staff to ensure that your smile heals properly and quickly.
If you suspect that you may need a surgical tooth extraction in Harvey, Louisiana, we encourage you to contact us at Barré Dental Care today. We are happy to provide you with the quality care you need for a healthy smile!