A tooth extraction refers to the removal of a tooth from the dental socket. Generally, an oral surgeon will perform this procedure. When you visit the dentist, they will examine the mouth, gums and teeth before tooth extraction is carried out.
You can ask Ballart Dentists to explain the procedure to you and how to take care of it once you go home. Generally, dentists will try to preserve the tooth as much as possible and will only extract the tooth if there is no other alternative. To ensure that the procedure is painless, the area where the tooth is extracted will be numbed. Depending on the situation, simple or surgical extractions will be done. A simple extraction can be done if the tooth is clearly visible. Local anaesthesia can be used in this case. But when access to the tooth is difficult, a surgical extraction is done. One example where this is done is when the tooth is not fully erupted. General anaesthesia is performed when it comes to surgical extractions. There are many reasons to carry out a tooth extraction. If there is severe tooth decay where the decay has reached the pulp at the centre of the tooth, it will not be possible to preserve the tooth. It can cause an infection in the pulp. A root canal procedure can be carried out as a treatment option for this. But tooth extraction will be carried out if the infection is severe. This way, you will be able to stop the spread of infection.
Tooth extraction is carried out in the aftermath of accidents. While priority is given to preserving the teeth, if there is no other alternative, tooth extraction will be done. The dentist will consider other methods such as crowns, bridges and dental bonding if the tooth can be preserved. When a tooth is blocked from coming out of the gums, it is called an impacted tooth. This is a common occurrence for wisdom teeth. Tooth extraction is recommended in most cases if the dentist thinks there’s a risk of it damaging other teeth. And it can also pose a risk of infection and overcrowding. If there is overcrowding in the mouth, the dentist will recommend extracting one or more teeth even if they are healthy. This is generally recommended for orthodontic treatment to make space for teeth to move and align properly. Sometimes, it will not be possible to straighten out teeth when there is not enough space for that alignment to take place.
Infection of the gums or gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can infect structures that surround the tooth, alveolar bone and periodontal ligaments in addition to gums. With infrequent brushing, there will be a deposit of plaque. And there is a bacterium in dental plaque that will cause this disease. You need to visit the dentist at least twice a year to take care of your oral health. Sometimes, the tooth can become loose when you have periodontal disease and tooth extraction is carried out then.