A common dental surgery is tooth extraction, which is usually necessary to resolve disease, trauma, or an overcrowded mouth. Teeth that are visible above the gum line and can be pulled with forceps are usually removed by simple extraction. You may undergo a surgical extraction when bone or tissue must be cut to remove the tooth. Surgical extractions typically also require stitches to close the wound. Wisdom teeth can be particularly stubborn to remove, and often by the time they are surgically removed they may have half erupted or they may be impacted. If have questions and would like an appointment please contact Conquest Dental at 512-271-1298.