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Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions, or the removal of one or more teeth, are typically reserved for extreme cases in dentistry, as keeping the natural tooth in place is preferable. Single or repeated extractions may be necessary for various reasons, including widespread tooth decay, wisdom tooth impaction, or the necessity to make room for orthodontic equipment. The removal of pain is the most significant short-term benefit linked with tooth extraction. If a tooth is significantly decaying or infected, removing the afflicted tooth as soon as possible relieves the pain. However, it should be emphasized that additional treatments are required to replace the excised tooth. Leaving a gap is not an option since the other teeth will try to cover it by twisting out of position.

When do you need a tooth extraction?

Extraction of teeth is a very common surgery. An extraction is only utilized as a last resort when nothing else can be done to save the tooth.

Here's a rundown of some of the most common reasons for tooth extraction:

Severe decay:

One of the most prevalent reasons for tooth extraction is decay. Root canal operations can be challenging to conduct when decay affects both the surface and the tooth's pulp. Root canal therapy is only possible if the tooth's overall structure is in good shape.

Periodontal disease:

This is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Teeth are frequently pulled because the gums and surrounding bone have deteriorated, so they can no longer safely keep the tooth in place. Advanced periodontal disease is usually invariably the cause of bone and gum recession (gum disease). Because of the low bone density, recovering the native tooth is slim.

Extra teeth:

Extra teeth can have a variety of causes, but the most prevalent is that they are baby teeth that have not yet fallen out. Extra teeth occupy arch space, forcing neighboring teeth to twist out of place. In this scenario, tooth extraction is required to allow adequate room for the teeth to realign correctly.

Braces: 

Traditional orthodontic braces necessitate sufficient room for teeth to migrate into proper alignment. A tooth may be pulled as a last resort if natural space cannot be made.

Fractured teeth:

Fortunately, root canal therapy allows dentists to salvage broken teeth in most cases. However, in other cases, the tooth has gotten fragmented, so that it is impossible to fix. Your oral health specialist will extract the tooth and replace it with a prosthetic in most circumstances.

How is the extraction performed?

In general, tooth extraction might be straightforward or entail more complicated surgical procedures. We take pleasure in making your visit to Mountaineer Dental and Sleep Center as pleasant as possible. A referral to a specialist, such as an oral surgeon, may be required in some cases.

Before treatment, anesthesia will ensure that the locations are sufficiently numb. Our doctors utilize specialized equipment to lift the tooth out of place once the anesthetic has worn off.

Preservation of Bone and Space

Before tooth extraction, we'll talk about your long-term intentions for replacing missing teeth. While leaving a gap in your smile is always an option, gaps in your smile might pose aesthetic and functional issues that must be considered. Teeth shift or migrate into open spaces over time, and reducing the impacts of an uneven bite can help you avoid problems later in life.

Although our primary goal is to keep your teeth healthy and functional, extractions are sometimes the most effective strategy to preserve your mouth's general health. Because teeth are essential for our health, we will work with you to develop a plan that works for you.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about tooth extraction, please contact our office.

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