What Splitting a Tooth Can Do for An ExtractionWhen your oral surgeon opts to split your tooth, what they are doing is effectively cutting it up into numerous smaller pieces. As each small piece is taken out, the other pieces loosen up. This lets them come out easier, and leave you with an extracted tooth that doesn't hurt nearly as much as one that would have had to be cut out by cutting into the gums. Your oral surgeon has a few options when it comes to extracting a tooth, but most of them have side effects that can harm the surrounding teeth. This sometimes includes rocking a tooth to loosen it, but this can jam the tooth into nearby teeth, harming them in the process. By cutting it instead, it comes out easier, faster, and often, far less painfully.
If you have a tooth about to come out, talk to your oral surgeon prior to the appointment about what methods they use and why. You may be surprised at just how many tricks your oral surgeon has up his or her sleeves to help you get the results you need, without the pain that no one wants. Call them today to find out more. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (704) 255-5888.