Extractions | Access Oral Surgery | Sangaree & Mt. Pleasant, SC


Despite what you’ve heard, tooth extractions are not nearly as bad as you’ve heard. Despite popular belief, tooth extractions are done only when absolutely necessary, not because of horror stories or misinformation. Access Oral Surgery extends our signature caring dentistry to every procedure, including tooth extractions.

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Dental extractions involve removing teeth from the gums and alveolar bone – otherwise known as tooth sockets. Extractions may sound scary, but they are painless because anesthetics are used.

Most dentists do not recommend tooth extractions as their first option. We will always look for alternatives and try to avoid removing teeth whenever possible. It may be necessary to extract a tooth if it is severely infected and cannot be saved.

Dental overcrowding and impacted teeth are other common reasons for extractions. When a tooth does not have enough room to erupt through the gum line, it is classified as impacted. In these cases, the tooth or teeth may need to be extracted in order to create the space for it to grow. An extraction can also be used for orthodontic procedures that require more space than is available in a crowded mouth.

During the consultation, you will meet your oral surgeon. A 3-D scan of your mouth and face may be taken, and we will discuss anesthesia and sedation options with you before treatment. A simple tooth extraction is often completed with only local anesthesia. Consultations and extraction procedures can sometimes be combined in one appointment.

To remove the tooth, your surgeon will administer a local anesthetic and use forceps. After your surgery, we will place gauze in your mouth to control bleeding and send you home with detailed instructions. Your extraction site should be properly healed by following aftercare instructions closely to avoid a dry socket, a painful condition caused by a dislodged blood clot inside the tooth socket.

Extractions can be sensitive procedures, but you can trust Access Oral Surgery for effective dental care with a human touch. Get in touch with Access today to learn more about your dental health options.


At Access Oral Surgery, accessible, quality, and affordable care are our top priority. We value affordability and the ability to be in-network with over 197+ Insurances. Being open 7 days a week and late hours with easily accessible locations, we want to make the process as easy and accommodating as possible for you and your family.

We continuously learn, improve, and pride ourselves on having the best dental equipment and strategies. You will notice our comfortable chairs and find that we are prepared with the most proven treatment strategies. At Access Oral Surgery, we allow demonstrate to us what they can tolerate in the chair, and we are always happy to work around needs and ability to get the best dental work done.

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