We offer both in-surgery extractions under sedation, or in some cases, we perform dental extractions under general anesthesia in the hospital.
Dental extractions take place in our comfortable, clean dental surgery, and we use the traditional wiggle and pull method of extraction, or the more modern surgical approach, known as wiggly-waggly.
The surgical approach involves exposing the tooth by moving the gum away. In some cases, the tooth has to be broken into two or more sections, using a drill to facilitate easy extraction. The dentist will then force a flat instrument between the gum and the tooth, and it is wiggled loose. This method is most beneficial if the extraction is part of the preparation for a dental implant, as it minimizes bone loss.
In most cases, dissolvable or non-dissolvable dental sutures are used to seal the wound and facilitate a smooth, fast healing process.
Get in touch with Limelight Dental today if you require a dental extraction.