Tooth extraction is the removal of tooth from the socket in a bone. Tooth extraction can be simple or surgical. Simple tooth extractions are performed by lifting a visible lose tooth by rocking them back and forth before plucking. Surgical tooth extractions are performed for teeth that are difficult to access because they have not fully erupted and are broken inside the gums especially the molar teeth. By incision and splitting the tooth can be easily removed. Your dentist can remove the tooth on a regular visit or suggest you a appointment to perform lengthy procedure. He will recommend you pain killers to lessen the pain afterwards.
Some reasons requiring tooth extraction are
- Rotten teeth to prevent infection
- Extra teeth blocking other teeth from coming in
- Milk teeth that do not fall for blocking permanent teeth to grow
- Eruption of the wisdom tooth that effects the position of the neighboring teeth
- Cancer drugs cause teeth infections. S they need to be removed in cancer patients
- Gum disease infecting tissues and sockets
- People getting braces need teeth extraction to create space for the teeth that are being aligned
- Damaged teeth due to fall, injuries, sport accidents
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth, also called, as third morals are final set of teeth come in during the late teens or early 20s. They are often extracted before or after they erupt. They are valuable only in the sense if they come out healthy and are properly positioned but if they are misaligned (inwards, sideways and at times position themselves horizontally) or start decaying by getting stuck in the jaw (impacted) then they become a nightmare. There are four wisdom teeth. Two at the upper jaw and two at the lower jaw. Wisdom tooth that does not erupt properly through the gums leaves openings for the bacteria causing infections. Your doctor can examine the position of your wisdom teeth by x-ray and may advise you about the extraction even during the initial stages. By this they can help you to avoid painful complicated extraction at later stages of wisdom tooth.