Division of Dentistry

Tooth Extraction

Removal of erupted teeth

The Mass General Dental Group performs extractions on erupted teeth under local anesthesia.  If you have had an extraction performed in our clinic in the last 24 hours, please see our Patient Instruction Sheet.

For removal of third molars (wisdom teeth), impacted teeth, or more complex extractions requiring sedation, please contact the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at (617) 726-2740 or visit their website.

Dr. Dodson's advice on wisdom teeth featured in Washington Post

To pull or not to pull? Often it's a matter of patient choice. A June 1st Washington Post article by Laura Hambleton shows all the sides of the wisdom tooth extraction dilemma.