Do you think you need a tooth or teeth removed? Are you wondering how to go about your tooth removal?

While dentists aim to save teeth, there are circumstances where a tooth does have to be removed. Your tooth will require immediate extraction if it is:

  • irreparably fractured
  • severely decayed
  • affected by an infection
  • blocking other teeth from coming in
  • malformed
  • impacted due to insufficient space

The Benefits of Working with a Specialist

If you believe your tooth or teeth have to be removed, it’s best to set an appointment with an experienced oral surgeon or maxillofacial surgeon. But you might be tempted to ask: why consult an oral surgeon or maxillofacial surgeon and not my general dentist? There’s a reason.

An oral surgeon is a dentist who has gone through additional training to allow them to perform surgical procedures on the mouth, teeth and gums. These specialists also focus on problems around the face, including the mouth and jaw.


These specialists have a higher level of medical knowledge and surgical training required to deal with different complications that affect the mouth. As a result, they are best suited to perform a tooth extraction.

By consulting an oral surgeon, your tooth can be removed expertly, in the safest and most appropriate manner. Visiting these specialists can help you avoid issues that can arise from tooth extractions such as infection, swelling, severe bleeding or dry socket. Moreover, they are equipped to deal with any complications that may arise out of the procedure.

Choosing a Specialist

Finding the right oral surgeon or maxillofacial surgeon is important to ensure that the tooth extraction goes smoothly. Your family dentist can provide you with recommendations and refer you to a skilled specialist. You can also investigate your choices on the internet. Just use your favorite search engine to search for oral or maxillofacial surgeons who are widely experienced in performing teeth extractions in your area. Don’t forget to evaluate their facilities and fees. Also, look to see what their current and past clients are saying. This information can usually be found on their website. You want to find an oral surgeon that comes highly recommended.