A surgical extraction involves teeth that cannot be seen easily removed from the mouth, either because they have broken off at the gum line or because they have not come in yet. Another reason for a surgical extraction is that the tooth to be removed requires a flap be cut in the gum for access to remove bone or a section of the tooth. They can be done with local anesthesia or conscious sedation. In a surgical extraction, the dentist will need to make an incision in your gum to reach the tooth. Dr. Elbaz uses minimally invasive techniques for surgical extractions, performed with minimal trauma, enabling a quicker recovery for the patient.
Tooth Extraction [Colgate World of Care]