Bayberry Dental Care

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Tooth Sectioning

We at Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park, IL, take pride in educating our patients about all things dental. We know that having a tooth pulled is far from fun, but sometimes it’s a necessary step before a bigger procedure or treatment, such as wisdom teeth removal or orthodontic treatment. A routine tooth extraction doesn’t have to be painful or scary, especially if you pick the right oral surgeon and are explained the whole process beforehand. 

The fact is, some teeth are more difficult to extract than others. Teeth are unique from individual to individual. They can be multi-rooted, impacted, or just larger than average. Tooth sectioning is a common procedure for teeth that are too firmly anchored in the socket or when the root is curved and the socket cannot expand enough for the tooth to be removed. To work around this, an oral surgeon cuts the tooth into sections. Each section is removed one by one.

Since less force is required for the extraction, tooth sectioning makes the procedure less painful for the patient and easier for the oral surgeon to remove the tooth. In addition to less pain, another major benefit of tooth sectioning is a smaller wound. A smaller wound means a shorter healing time!

Not sure if you need a tooth pulled? We can lead you in the right direction. Bayberry Dental Care is located at 8014 W 171st St. in Tinley Park, IL 60477. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit or call 708-802-8300.