What are Tooth Extractions?

Extractions are done as a way to preserve your oral health and remove problematic teeth. In some cases, you may need to have teeth removed because of advanced gum disease or extensive tooth decay. Often times, immediate implants can be placed at the time of extraction. In other cases, you'll need an extraction because you have an impacted wisdom tooth. We always perform extractions in our office in a safe, comfortable and relaxed manner with the option for sedation and general anesthesia.

Tooth Extraction at Maryland Oral Surgery Associates

Rediscover comfort and confidence with Maryland Oral Surgery Associates, your trusted destination for professional tooth extraction services. The removal of a tooth, while often deemed daunting, is sometimes a necessary procedure for various reasons, including impacted teeth, severe tooth decay, or to create space for orthodontic treatments. Our esteemed ensemble of surgeons, featuring Drs. Glenn Nathan, Mitchell Stark, Bradley Frey, and their distinguished colleagues, ensure that every extraction is executed with utmost precision, keeping patient comfort and safety at the forefront.

With over five decades of rich expertise in oral and maxillofacial surgery, we are well-equipped to handle complex extractions, including wisdom teeth removal, ensuring minimal discomfort and rapid recovery. Our approach is rooted in a blend of advanced techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and a genuine understanding of patient apprehensions, ensuring a seamless and reassuring experience.

No matter your location in Maryland, from the historic harbor of Annapolis to the bustling streets of Silver Spring, a Maryland Oral Surgery Associates clinic is always within easy reach, making world-class tooth extraction services accessible to all.

Choose Maryland Oral Surgery Associates for a compassionate, expertly administered tooth extraction journey, combining decades of unrivaled expertise with the personalized care you deserve.

Why are Tooth Extractions needed?

Extractions are often performed when there is no other way to save a tooth. Some teeth are simply an issue to your oral health, so it's best to remove them before they're allowed to cause issues with shifting, infection and intra-oral damage. Some of the reasons you may want or need an extraction include:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Loose or severely decayed teeth
  • Teeth that are cracked or broken below the gum line
  • Stubborn baby teeth
  • Dental implants are a more effective solution as opposed to additional treatment

Who is a candidate for Tooth Extractions?

Everyone is a candidate for tooth extractions. With the help of an examination, a referral from your surgeon, and a full understanding of your health history, our team will determine and identify the need for an extraction. Leaving a problem tooth intact can cause issues down the road with infections and abscesses.

What happens during a Tooth Extraction?

Our goal is to provide a pain-free experience throughout your procedure. We can discuss the anesthetic options (local or sedation) with you during your consultation. Once you're comfortable, we will loosen and remove the tooth. We may place dissolvable sutures if they are needed to close the gums. An option to place an immediate implant at the same time of extraction is possible. This option will be discussed during your consultation. If you've been sedated, you will be monitored by our staff members until you're fully awake. You should be brought home by a responsible adult if sedation or general anesthesia has been used. We provide our patients with important aftercare instructions that must be followed.

If you think you might need tooth extractions, contact one of our 8 locations today and we will be happy to further assist you.

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