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Surgical Tooth Extraction

     Teeth are typically extracted by lifting up the gum tissue so the tooth can be removed with a drill, the gum is then sutured closed.  X-rays are taken before and after tooth detachment to be sure that the entire root is taken out.  This is the best way to extract most teeth.  In some cases a tooth may be removed with simple elevation (a type of prying out), but this is seldom done because of potential complications.