Treating tooth pain or gum disease sometimes requires oral surgery. A dental extraction means to have a tooth removed. While it’s always best to try and prevent the loss of permanent (adult) teeth, some teeth may need to be extracted because of extensive decay, gum disease or trauma. Wisdom teeth may be removed because they are impacted or are causing your remaining teeth to shift.
With seven locations across Rochester, Progressive Implantology & Periodontics offer oral surgery and tooth extraction services. Dental extractions performed by our specially trained periodontists and oral surgeons are done in the dental office with local anesthesia (a numbing shot) to prevent pain, along with sedation to relax you when necessary. Recovery times are short, and after a procedure you will likely need just a minor amount of pain relief medicine to ease any discomfort.