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Garry D. Boyd DDS
Julie D. Messerly DDS

127 West Sixth Avenue
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-687-4484


Tooth Extractions
Dentistry Services by Boyd and Messerly DDS

A dental extraction is the procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair. The most common reasons for tooth extractions include:

• Severe tooth decay or infection may make it impossible or too costly to repair a tooth

Advanced gum disease may require a tooth to be pulled so it doesn't affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of your mouth

A tooth may be extracted if it is blocking other teeth from coming in

During orthodontic work, teeth may need to be extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place

Wisdom teeth are often extracted either before or after they come in

Dr. Boyd and Dr. Messerly routinely perform extractions using local anesthesia. Occasionally, you may need to be referred to a dental specialist (Oral Surgeon), for an extraction.  Reasons for a referral include your medical history and medications, as well as the position of the tooth and the condition of the tooth.  You may also be referred to an Oral Surgeon if you would prefer to be sedated for the procedure.