An oral surgeon is particularly suited to tooth extraction procedures because he specializes in invasive procedures. A person's general dentist will sometimes refer them to an oral surgeon. There are two main types of tooth extraction, simple extraction and surgical extraction. Simple tooth extraction is used to remove teeth that can be seen and easily accessible, while surgical tooth extraction generally requires an incision in the connective tissue to access the tooth to be extracted.
Both types of tooth extraction are described in more detail below. There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. A simple tooth extraction is one in which dental tools are used to extract the tooth. It is used for teeth that are visible and easily accessible.
Dentists use local anesthesia for the procedure. Tooth extraction is a dental procedure during which the tooth is completely removed from its socket. Sometimes people refer to this as “pulling out a tooth.” Basically, you know what dentists do: cleanings, exams, tooth extraction, cavity filling, etc. Oral surgeons go one step further.
They are trained in dental surgery, for procedures that require cutting the gums or working on the jaw. In other words, any procedure that requires surgery to complete. A dentist can remove a tooth, but an oral surgeon could open gum tissue to remove an impacted tooth or place a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.