What Is Dental Extraction?

Dental extraction or tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth which cannot be restored. Some teeth are more difficult to remove for several reasons, especially related to the tooth’s position, the shape of the tooth roots and the integrity of the tooth.  Extractions are often categorized as simple or surgical. Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed.

Reasons for tooth extraction

Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons:

  • Severe tooth decay or infection.
  • Extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.
  • Severe gum disease which may affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of teeth.
  • In preparation for orthodontic treatment.
  • Teeth in the fracture line.
  • Fractured teeth.

Wisdom Teeth

Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. If a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow, resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you’ll likely need to have it pulled.

When should wisdom teeth be removed?

  • Pain
  • Infection in the mouth
  • Facial swelling
  • Swelling of the gum line in the back of the mouth

To prevent potential future problems, some dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction. Discuss the risks and benefits with your dentist, and ask if dental extraction is right for you.

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