Tooth Extractions in St. Louis MO

At St. Louis South Oral Surgery, Dr. William Gray realizes that having a tooth extracted can produce discomfort and anxiety. When meeting with St. Louis Oral Surgery, Dr. Gray, Dr. Freilich or Dr. Hammon & our professional staff will use advanced pain management to minimize your discomfort and gently and compassionately assist you throughout the process. It is important for you to understand the various reasons why the oral surgeon feels an extraction is necessary.

Tooth extractions can be performed in the office using local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia and are most often used to remove decaying or diseased teeth, in preparation for a tooth implant or further bone grafting. Extractions can also be preventative, such as wisdom tooth removals.

Reasons for tooth extraction:

  • Severe decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease

  • Non-repairable crack
  • Broken and cannot be repaired
  • Abscess (infection)
  • Inadequate room in the jaw (dental crowding)
  • Poor position (impacted teeth)
  • In preparation for orthodontic treatment



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