When a tooth breaks through the gum, brushing and keeping those areas clean can be difficult and lead to higher incidences of decay and soft tissue infections.


Keeping Your Comfort a Priority

Tooth extractions are a very common procedure that can be performed under IV sedation to make it comfortable for the patient. There are many reasons you may need a tooth extracted which include:

Reasons for tooth removal

  • Periodontal Disease

    This is a serious gum condition that can develop if wisdom teeth are not removed. This disease causes damage the gums and can destroy the jawbone. If damage occurs, bacteria may spread and infect more teeth

  • Infection

    An infection may develop in difficult to clean areas if bacteria collects.

  • Pain

    When wisdom teeth begin to erupt, you may experience pain, which is the most common symptom.

  • Decay

    Neighboring teeth may experience decay or resorption.

  • Sinus Issues

    When wisdom teeth erupt it may cause sinus pain, pressure and congestion.

  • Impaction

    If you have teeth that are impacted, it can impact your ability to chew.

  • Crowding

    Existing teeth may shift when wisdom teeth erupt, which can undo the effects of braces.

  • Cysts and/or Tumors

    A fluid-filled cyst or tumor may develop, which can lead to more serious problems as it hollows out the jaw and damages surrounding nerves, teeth and other structures.

Length of Procedure

Tooth extractions typically take 30 to 60 minutes but will depend on the number of teeth being extracted. You can expect to be in our office 1.5 to 2 hours for consultation, the procedure and in-office recovery time.