Dr. Shimizu Performs Both Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions!
If you have a tooth that has been damaged by decay or a fracture, Dr. Shimizu will first try to repair and restore it with a filling, crown or other treatment. However, on occasion, the damage may be too extensive for the tooth to be repaired and may need to be extracted.
Simple Tooth Extraction
A simple tooth extraction is one where the tooth is visible and can be removed without oral surgery.
With most simple extractions the discomfort level is quite low. You will generally not need prescription pain medication and will do just fine with an over-the-counter anti-infalamatory.
Complex (Surgical) Tooth Extraction
A complex or surgical tooth extraction is one that is performed using oral surgery to remove the tooth. Wisdom teeth removal for example would be considered a complex extraction as they generally require removal by an oral surgeon.
Whether you need a simple or complex tooth extraction, every effort will be made by Dr. Shimizu to remove the tooth with the least amount of bone removal and irritation to the surrounding tissues. In doing so, the need for a bone graft is greatly reduced, healing occurs more rapidly, and you experience the least amount of discomfort.
If you still have your wisdom teeth, or have a sore tooth that may need to be extracted, we can help. Call us today at 408.923.5511 or email us at Info@BerryessaDental.com and we’ll make sure you are taken care of.