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Columbia, SC 29223
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About Extractions

At McKenzie Periodontics, we’ll stop at absolutely nothing to get you the healthy smile that you deserve! As your choice for a Columbia, SC periodontist, we offer an extensive selection of dental treatments that will help you achieve just that. While in more minor cases, we’ll be able to provide fillings to seal up a cavity or something similar. Major cases may require a more extensive form of treatment, even going as far as possibly requiring a tooth extraction.

When an Extraction May Be Necessary

Extractions are sometimes necessary when:

  • A primary tooth is preventing a permanent tooth from erupting properly.
  • A tooth has suffered severe tooth decay or it’s been damaged to the point where it can’t be repaired.
  • The patient has advanced gum disease.
  • A tooth is impacted (typically wisdom teeth).
  • There’s no room for orthodontic treatment to take place or dental implants to be inserted.

Our Columbia, SC Types of Extractions

Depending on how complex the case is, we’ll either perform the extraction surgically or non-surgically. A mild anesthesia will be administered to make sure that our patients are as comfortable as possible.

Simple Extractions – These are usually done with local anesthesia. They’re performed on the teeth in the mouth that are visible. The tooth will be gripped with forceps and rocked back and forth until it becomes loose. Once the tooth is loosened, it will be easy to pull out.

Surgical Extractions – These are typically performed with both local anesthesia and general anesthesia. These types of extractions occur when the tooth has either broken off or it hasn’t erupted yet (most commonly found with wisdom teeth). The gum will be cut and pulled back in order to see the tooth and remove it.

Contact Your Columbia, SC Periodontist Today!

If you have any further questions about extractions, the extraction process, or our dental implants as a way to replace missing teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know. We at McKenzie Periodontics are always glad to go above and beyond in making sure that our patients are fully knowledgeable and aware about any needed treatments. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (803) 788-0900. We’re looking forward to giving you the healthy smile that you truly deserve!