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Canton Extractions

Surgical Extractions in Canton

Canton Extractions

Canton Extractions

Dentists like our practice’s Dr. John N. Santin strive to preserve teeth through prevention and restoration but sometimes even their best efforts can’t prevent the need for Canton extractions. Our doctor has also had extensive training and experience in oral surgery so our practice can handle extractions of all types as well as all oral surgery procedures.

Surgical teeth extractions are necessary for many reasons depending on the underlying condition or impairment of the teeth involved. The majority of Canton extractions are of teeth that are severely decayed and can’t be saved by restoration. Severe gum disease is another major reason for extractions, where the gum is diseased to a degree that it can no longer support the tooth. Teeth can also be extracted because they are blocking another tooth or to relieve an overcrowded mouth. Extractions also happen in preparation for orthodontic treatments. Other extractions are the result of infected teeth that did not respond to endodontic treatments or teeth that are impacted and cannot erupt out of the gum. Sometimes teeth that are severely cracked, fractured or malformed have to be extracted. Other extraction reasons include removing teeth that may get infected for a patient receiving chemotherapy or a tooth blocking the path of radiation therapy to the head or neck.

Canton extractions can be done through simple extractions or surgical extractions depending on the condition and position of the tooth. A simple extraction is usually performed when the teeth to be extracted are visible in the mouth. A local anesthetic is given to numb the area and the tooth is lifted using an instrument called an elevator and then forceps are used to rock the tooth back and forth until the periodontal ligament has sufficiently broken and the alveolar bone has widened to allow the tooth to be lifted out. A surgical extraction is performed when a tooth is not easily accessible because it is either under the gum or has not fully erupted. Under general anesthesia an incision is made and the area around the tooth is lifted or maybe removed, often the tooth is shattered to facilitate removal. If you need teeth extracted for whatever reason please make an appointment with our practice.

Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Surgery Center
3503 Fortuna Dr. #1
Akron, Ohio 44312
(330) 645-6637

Akron Wisdom Teeth

Oral surgeon in Akron

Akron wisdom teeth

Akron wisdom teeth

At Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Surgery Center, our expert oral surgeon manages and treats a wide variety of problems related to the entire oral cavity. Our treatments include, but are not limited to, surgical extractions, uncovering impacted, un-erupted teeth, apicoectomies, bone grafting, sinus lifts, soft tissue surgeries, periodontal surgery, and implant placement. One of the most common services we provide for our patients is Akron wisdom teeth removal.

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. But by the age of eighteen, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. It can be painful when these four other teeth, your Third Molars which are also known as “wisdom teeth”, try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. Wisdom teeth are often misaligned or impacted. If the wisdom tooth is partially or completely impacted, it will be necessary to perform an incision and minor surgery. Fortunately, at Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Surgery Center, our oral surgeon will happily provide you with Akron wisdom teeth removal, especially if those teeth are impacted. First, though, an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth will be taken so our doctors can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there may be present or future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient.

Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid- teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Early removal is recommended to avoid future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure. If you are approaching this age range, have never had your wisdom teeth evaluated, or if these extra molars are already causing you pain and discomfort, it is best you consult Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Surgery Center for more information regarding Akron wisdom teeth removal.

3503 Fortuna Dr. #1
Akron, Ohio 44312
(330) 645-6637

Oral Surgeon in Akron

Welcome to Akron’s leading Oral and Dental Care Center

Dentist in Akron

Serving Akron and surrounding areas for over two decades, we provide a complete array of oral surgery and dental care services ranging from tooth implants to facial injuries/reconstruction. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Our best oral surgeon in Akron Dr. Santin  completed specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial (and affiliated hospitals) graduating in 1991. Dr. Santin has been in practice in the Akron area since 1992 and is board certified. Dr. Santin has operating privileges at all of the Akron hospitals and has two offices conveniently located in the City of Green and West Akron.

Treating Dental Discomfort

We work with a team of highly qualified and experienced dental implant dentists. Our restorative implant dentists not only focus on enhancing the look, but also on eliminating dental issues that cause discomfort and hinder functionality of jaw and teeth. Moreover, our oral care center is especially known for maxillofacial service. Our maxillofacial surgeons have performed a wide number of successful surgeries to treat minor to major irregularities.

Performing wonders like magicians, our cosmetic dentists, and oral surgeons are here to offer you a new reason to smile!

For over 20 years, our professional and dedicated staff has provided our patients the highest level of care.


We coordinate your care with the most qualified dentists in the community which ensures the highest quality of comprehensive care.