"I was happy Dr. Melissa could remove my wisdom teeth. I did not have to go to a specialist."A tooth extraction is usually performed when a tooth is badly decayed or cracked and all other options to save the tooth have been addressed. We prefer not to extract teeth unless necessary but we always respect your choice with the treatment you chose. When extractions are performed, we do all we can to make the procedure comfortable for you. Dr. Melissa trained for a year in Hospital Dentistry at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and is well prepared to handle tooth extractions. We routinely extract teeth for denture treatment or emergency treatment. And we can extract wisdom teeth when needed.