Dental extractions are usually performed when teeth are left to an unrestorable position and cannot be treated any further. However, the most common extractions are of wisdom tooth and both are in fact synonymous many times. It’s now common for various adults to get a wisdom tooth extracted.
There are various reasons including extensive tooth decay, infection, or crowding that may require a tooth extraction. Mostly those who get braces also require two or more teeth to be removed to create space for proper alignment achieved by pushing the teeth back.
Many chemotherapy treatments and organ transplants also require extraction of teeth that are infected and have the potential of spreading the infection further.
Extraction of teeth is performed by an orthodontist, dentist or oral surgeon well-versed in undertaking the procedure because normal teeth can be removed with general or local anesthesia while other complicated cases need their inspection. Complicated cases can include crooked teeth, unsprouted ones under the surface or impacted ones.
What Are Dental Extractions?
A Tooth Extraction is a dental procedure, known as Dental Extraction, involving the removal of teeth from its tooth socket in the mouth. This is always done under a local or general anesthesia or a combination of both as per the requirement of the procedure.
Advantages of Dental Extractions:
A beautiful Smile:
This is truer in the case of overcrowded teeth and can affect their strength and efficiency since the jaw is holding more teeth than feasible. The only way, in this case, is to get rid of unnecessary teeth compromising the strength and space and get them extracted. This is extremely important in getting braces as teeth are then aligned once the extraction creates space for them to be pushed back.
Removal of Wisdom Teeth:
Usually impacted teeth or undergrown teeth need to be extracted as they pose danger for the rest of the teeth and gums. They can cause gum/teeth infection which spreads easily and can occur recurrently. They are usually extracted before the formation of their roots.
Adios to baby teeth:
When baby teeth do not fall off in the right sequence, they can come in the way of permanent teeth and affect their proper eruption. Getting them out of the way at the right time can save a lot of trouble as well the chances of getting treatments like braces, etc.
When a tooth has decayed or been infected so poorly that it is not just unresponsive to treatments but will also infect the rest of the teeth, there no choice but to get it extracted as soon as possible. This is usually the case when treatments like a root canal or dental crowns could not solve the issue.
How to know if I’m eligible for a dental extraction?
The extraction is absolutely safe for an adult or a teenager who don’t have any underlying problems. The procedure is done for various reasons but some of the common ones that may need you in the dental chair include:
Irregular Wisdom Teeth: Many a times wisdom teeth have not have grown or would be impacted in-return causing inflammation, redness and swelling. This requires them to be removed before the roots are completely formed.
Overcrowding: Overcrowding not just impacts the spacing of the teeth but also compromises on their strength and full development of shape. This in-return causes infections and even loss of teeth.