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Tooth Extraction in Columbia, SC

Sometimes teeth cannot be saved or treated. In such instances, these teeth will need to be extracted to prevent further damage and to protect the oral health of a patient. Gum disease and decay are frequently the reasons why teeth need to be pulled, but there other situations that require patients to see Dr. Jeanette Wingate and Dr. Bryan Wingate for a tooth extraction in Columbia, South Carolina.

These are the most common reasons why patients need a dentist in Columbia, SC for a tooth extraction:

• Advanced tooth decay or other infection
• To remove additional teeth that are preventing normal tooth development, known as supernumerary teeth
• Advanced gum disease
• Orthodontic treatment
• Damaged teeth that cannot be restored due to severe fractures, splits, or cracks
• To address cosmetic concerns

Dr. Jeanette Wingate and Dr. Bryan Wingate extract teeth as needed in order to keep patients healthy. If you need to have teeth pulled, call us today for a private consultation.

Types of Tooth Extraction in Columbia, South Carolina

Simple extractions: These extractions are recommended for teeth that have advanced decay or severe damage caused by injury, or for patients who require orthodontic treatment. The procedure is most often performed using a local anesthetic. A dental instrument is then used to grasp and loosen the tooth and supporting bone structure so it can be easily removed. This is a simple procedure that does not require tooth sectioning or incising the gums.

Surgical extractions: These extractions are recommended for teeth that are broken near the gum line, have failed to grow in properly, or cannot be removed by a simple extraction, such as wisdom teeth. This procedure requires us to incise the gum line and roll it back so the tooth can be accessed. A local anesthetic may be used, although sometimes a general anesthetic is preferred.

If you need a dentist in Columbia, SC for a tooth extraction, we can help. Call Dr. Jeanette Wingate and Dr. Bryan Wingate today for your private consultation.

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