Tooth extraction is one of the most sensitive dental procedures in dentistry. It requires a great dentist that can diagnose your tooth, recommend and perform the procedure.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
The most common example where tooth extraction is needed is when the tooth is so severely damaged that no way can repair it close to its original look and functionality. By damage, we mean from decay or even trauma. Other reasons include:
The preparation of orthodontia. This is where the dentist may have to remove the tooth too big for your mouth to align them. Another case is when it’s impossible for the tooth to break through the gum because of lack of room for the same.
An infection may also cause tooth extraction. If a tooth decays and the damage extends to the pulp where nerves and blood vessels are contained, they are exposed to bacteria, leading to an infection. Often, root canal therapy can correct it, but if the infection is severe, the dentist may be left with no choice but to extract
Infections can be really serious, even when they not only affect the tooth. For instance, when your immune system is low after an organ transplant or chemotherapy. A tooth infection, in that case, can be severe.
Periodontal gum disease is an infection affecting bones and tissues around the tooth. they cause the weakening of teeth and can cause necessary tooth extraction
Preparation of Tooth Extraction
Your dentist will have an x-ray of the tooth region for a well-informed decision on the best way to remove the tooth. But besides the observational factors that he may need, they may also need to have your dental and medical history besides the drugs you take. Including over the counter, prescriptions, supplements, and vitamins as well.
There are two types of extractions that the dentist may explore, a simple or a complex surgical removal.
A simple extraction is done on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. The dentist loosens the tooth with an elevator, then uses a forceps to remove the tooth
A surgical procedure is used when the tooth has broken off at the gum line or if it is yet to appear on to the mouth. The procedure is common with oral surgeons. An incision cum on the gum is made to make it possible for removal. Doctors are sometimes forced to remove some bone near the tooth and even cut it in half to remove.
There are many details the dentist needs to explore carefully before administering a removal. Contact us to learn more about tooth extractions. Call (508) 754-0918 or book an appointment online. Moreover, our office is located at 715 Pleasant Street Worcester, MA 01602.
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