EXTRACTIONS AND ORAL SURGERY
An extraction is the removal of a tooth. There are simple extractions which are typically teeth that have broken through the gum line (can been seen in a mirror). A surgical extraction is when the dentist needs to cut the gums and tissue surrounding the tooth to remove it. There are also other types of extractions that require a specialist to remove the tooth. If that is the case, your dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon.