The majority of routine tooth extractions may be performed in our office. You may be placed on an antibiotic for one week to reduce swelling and inflammation prior to scheduling for extraction of an abscessed tooth. Additionally, a referral to an oral surgeon may be indicated if it is determined there are additional risk factors. Typically we refer patients to an oral surgeon for 3rd molar extractions and implant placement. We do provide oral sedation for those patients with severe dental anxiety.