Why Oral Surgeons Sometimes Split Teeth during Removal
Posted on 3/23/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
When you have teeth removed by an oral surgeon, they will sometimes break up the tooth with a specialized tooth before they start to remove it from the gums.
This is done for a particular reason, since they want to ensure that the problem area is taken care of and that you do not have to worry about having part of the tooth stuck in your mouth any longer.
Learn more about why oral surgeons break up teeth before they remove them from the gums entirely.
Splitting Teeth That are Getting Removed
When teeth are getting removed from the mouth, it is important for the oral surgeon to get all of the parts of the tooth out. This will reduce the chances of infection or having a decaying part of the tooth left in the gums.
When the tooth is large and parts of it are impacted, they may use a specialized tool to break up the tooth and then remove it from the inside of the mouth. This is important since the person has to ensure that they have the tooth taken out.
The specialized tool breaks up the tooth into a couple different pieces. This allows the oral surgeon to grab each of the pieces much easier. Once this is done, they will then pull out each section of the tooth using another tool. They will double check to make sure that all of the tooth is removed.
If you have an impacted tooth that needs to be removed, always trust in a professional oral surgeon that can do the job. Give our office a call today and we can set you up with an appointment to come in and have your tooth removed safely. You should not have to worry about getting an infection or having a tooth that is causing you pain and discomfort.