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Can a non-surgical extraction be done by a general dentist? Are there any risks?
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In the state of New Jersey where I am licensed, general dentists are permitted to perform the same extractions as oral surgeons.  They are also held to the same standard of care as the specialist.

The risks are the same no matter who performs the procedure.  An oral surgeon performs more extractions then your general dentist and therefore may be more proficient.  However, should make sure your dentist is aware of your medical conditions before your surgical appointment.

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