Dental Extraction or tooth extraction is the removal of tooth from the mouth.
Tooth Extraction can be simple or a complex. Visible and loose tooth can be extracted through simple extractions . The dentist is only require dental forceps to lift it after it has been luxated back and forth.
On the other hand, Complex extraction involves the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed. Few reasons may be because they have not fully erupted or they have broken under the gums.
This requires an incision. The tooth to be extracted are split into multiple pieces to be able to easily remove it and usually carried out by a specialist.
The following conditions may require tooth extraction procedure:
- Teeth that are too badly decayed and cannot be saved by root canal treatment have to be removed to prevent spread of infection.
- For orthodontic treatment when is space is needed.
- Damaged teeth brought about by injuries such as trip or falls and sports accidents
- Gum disease that leads to moving teeth.
- Overcrowded teeth.
- Wisdom teeth when they come out malalligned .
Our dentist will decide whether teeth need to be extracted or not after regular checkup. She may then recommend restorative dental options later to fill the space if needed. As for pain control, you need not worry about the pain, because we’ll take care of it.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars found at the very back of the mouth. Most people get them during their late teens or early twenties. They are properly positioned in some people but they may require removal when they are misaligned or are impacted(stuck in the bone).
When misaligned, wisdom teeth can grow in any direction even horizontally (sleeping tooth). This causes crowding and damages the adjacent teeth, the jaw and to some extent, the nerves. Those that grow leaning towards other molars may cause food particles to get stuck there eventually causing decay in the adjacent teeth. Impacted teeth are those that remain partially or completely within the soft tissues or bone. Wisdom tooth that only partially erupts through the gums leaves an opening for food particles and bacteria to enter and multiply and cause recurring infections.
Let your dentist examine and take x-rays to see the positioning of your wisdom teeth. Your dentist or oral surgeon may even advise extractions even before they completely erupt if the position of the wisdom tooth is malaligned and there is no chance for normal eruption. This can prevent a more serious and painful removal later on. It is better to remove wisdom teeth early usually in the late teens, when the root formation is incomplete and the bones around the teeth are less dense.
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