The need to remove a tooth is a decision that most dentists would prefer to avoid, but nevertheless will likely be recommended to most of us at one time or another. When this need arises, it is comforting to know that this can be accomplished comfortably and efficiently by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can choose a suitable anaesthetic technique to suit the patient and procedure required.
Common indications for tooth extraction include:
In many situations it is desirable to replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant. To assist with this objective, Dr. Johnson performs his extractions using techniques meant to preserve the surrounding bone as much as possible. In some situations, he may also recommend the grafting of bone chips or shavings within the socket in order to improve the bone volume and suitability of the site for the future implant.