A surgical extraction is a slightly more complex procedure that occurs when a tooth has not yet broken through the gum line or has not yet fully grown into the mouth. When a surgical extraction is needed, the dental surgeon makes a small incision into your gum in order to access the affected tooth. From here, the procedure is similar to a simple extraction. Surgical extractions typically also require stitches to close the wound.
The wisdom teeth are the final four teeth to erupt from the gums – usually sometime between age 17 and 25. Ideally, the teeth emerge without complication
Even if the teeth all erupt normally, they may cause overcrowding or grow in at an angle that can be problematic in the future that is they are impacted. For that reason, many people elect to have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent infection, crowding, and other complications.
Minor surgeries include smaller operations like removing wisdom teeth, impacted teeth, and severely broken-down teeth, as well as apicectomies, biopsies, and other procedures.
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