A patient may be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for extractions due to a number of reasons. These reasons could be any of the following.

  • The extraction is difficult due to factors such as long or curled roots, solid bone or heavily filled or very broken down teeth
  • Due to medical factors of the patient.
  • Some dentists prefer not to carry out extractions and prefer to direct their efforts to other areas of dentistry
  • Some patients prefer to have extractions carried out by oral and maxillofacial surgeons due to their expertise, extensive training, and the specialised equipment they have