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Why You May Need Tooth Extractions


Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Row of wooden tooth shapes, one of which is being pulled out of the row by dental pliers.Tooth extraction is a standard dental procedure that removes your tooth from its place in the jaw bone. Even though thinking about getting a tooth pulled out can be scary, there are many times when taking the tooth is best for keeping or fixing teeth.

Dental Decay of a Severe Kind


If a tooth is badly rotting and cannot be saved using fillings or crowns, extracting it might be the only way to stop decay and illness from worsening. This is potentially the most common cause.

Severe Periodontal Disease


Often called gum disease, periodontal disease can cause teeth to loosen. In its later stages, it can damage the bone and tissues below. This might necessitate removing the affected tooth or teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Impacted


Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, often erupt throughout adolescence or early adulthood. You can experience discomfort due to the inability of the tooth to grow correctly due to insufficient space; this could result in pain or sickness.

Fractured or Impaired Teeth


Extraction may be necessary for teeth that are extensively fractured or damaged beyond restoration. This might arise from physical injury or the deterioration of tissue.

Infection Risk


Individuals with compromised immunity, such as those receiving chemotherapy or undertaking organ transplantation, may need to have a troublesome tooth removed due to the potential danger of infection.

The Procedure and Post-Treatment Care


The extraction procedure is subject to variation based on the intricacy of the case. The process can vary from a straightforward extraction, where the tooth is forcefully removed using forceps, to a more complex surgical operation.

Although it is generally preferred to maintain natural teeth, there are certain circumstances where removing a tooth is the most appropriate course of action for your dental well-being. A clear grasp of the causes and process behind tooth extraction will help reduce any concerns about this procedure. Visit our clinic today if you are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort.

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