What is Tooth Removal?
Tooth Removal is the process in which the surgeon extracts a tooth (or teeth). After you are anesthetized, the tooth will be removed as atraumatically as possible. After your tooth is removed, the surgeon may 1) fill the extraction socket with a bone graft, 2) allow the site to heal naturally, or 3) place an immediate implant. At the end of the procedure, the surgeon will place sutures to return your gum tissue to its original location. The area treated will then heal for two to six months. During this healing period, your periodontist will evaluate your healing and decide when you will be ready for the implant phase of treatment if you were not a candidate for immediate implant placement.