Tooth Extractions

Herriman Tooth Extractions - The removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Commonly referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics, or, informally, tooth pulling. Tooth Extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth that have become un-restorable because of tooth decay, disease, or trauma.

A simple extraction is done using an injection of local anesthetic, then the dentist uses an instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth and instrument called a forceps to remove it.

A surgical tooth extraction is a more complex procedure and requires a small incision (cut) into your gum. It is needed if the tooth has broken off at the gum line or has not come into the mouth yet. Although this can be done by a general dentist, more severe cases will need to be referred to an oral surgeon.