Before removing a tooth, the dentist must carry an exhausting study of the patient’s medical history. The next step will be the X-ray. In this case, the X-ray will help the dentist know the length, shape, position and surroundings deeply from the tooth to be treated. Moreover, the dentist would evaluate the level of difficulty and the appropriate procedure. If the extraction is too difficult or dangerous, the dentist will recommend referring the patient to a dental surgeon.
If the dentist decides to carry on with the extraction, the procedure would be as follows:
Simple extraction – This procedure is performed on teeth that can be seen. To perform a simple extraction, the dentist loosen the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses forceps to remove the tooth.
Surgical Extraction – This is a more complex procedure, which is used when a tooth breaks in the gums or is not born. The surgeon will make a small incision in the gum to surgically remove the affected tooth or wisdom tooth.