When a tooth that is fully erupted needs to be removed, a simple tooth extraction can be performed by one of our Houston family dentists. This procedure involves using dental instruments to loosen the tooth in the socket before removing it, and no scalpels or sutures are required. When teeth remain fully or partially impacted in the gums and bone, however, a surgical extraction is indicated. This type of oral surgery is most often needed to extract the wisdom teeth, and an oral surgeon is required. We will evaluate the patient’s tooth extraction and if it is needed we refer the case to a specialist – Oral Surgeon.