The goal of many dentists is to preserve their patients’ natural teeth. They take preventive measures and try to ensure cavities, tooth damage, and other such concerns are addressed promptly. Unfortunately, tooth extractions can become necessary in some cases such as wisdom tooth removal and tooth decay. Should such cases arise, The Dental Room can examine and determine if a tooth extraction is required.
The Difference Between Dentists and Oral Surgeons
Dentists are qualified to handle general dental concerns like tooth cleaning, filling, cosmetic dentistry, etc. A dental surgeon can do all of these things but also take it a step further. They can cut the gums, work on the jawbone, and carry out other such invasive procedures.
A Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for a Tooth Extraction Procedure
A general tooth extraction procedure is straightforward and most dentists can perform the procedure in their office. However, for more complicated cases, they may require the specialized services of a dental surgeon. The dentist will refer you to a surgeon if your wisdom teeth are impacted, the root of the damaged tooth is broken, or the tooth is damaged in any way.