What Is Extraction and Why Is it Necessary?

What Is Extraction and Why Is it Necessary?

Posted by PRIMARY DENTAL CLINIC on Jul 30 2021, 08:52 AM

There are many reasons other than removing wisdom teeth for extracting teeth. Tooth extraction is a relatively quick process that could involve local, general, or even intravenous anesthesia. 

Tooth extraction, performed by a dentist or dental surgeon, is a dental procedure where the tooth is removed from the oral alveolus or socket. There are generally two types of tooth extraction. The visible tooth removed from the mouth is known as simple tooth extraction. Whereas surgical tooth extraction is performed on teeth that are less accessible.

Why is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Human teeth grow in two sets: the milk teeth and the permanent teeth. While milk teeth fall off after a certain age, permanent teeth tend to stay the rest of one’s life. However, teeth extractions are necessary for certain instances:

  • Damage Caused by Severe Tooth Decay

When tooth decay reaches the center of the tooth, that is, the pulp, it could be considered severe. In this case, the dentist would prescribe a root canal procedure to save the tooth. However, if it is very severe, extraction is conducted to stop the infection from spreading.

  • Periodontal Diseases

Periodontal disease is the infection in the gums, periodontal ligaments, alveolar bones, and other structures surrounding the teeth. The earliest stage of periodontal infection is gingivitis and becomes severe when a sticky substance is formed after eating and without brushing. It drastically affects the periodontal ligaments and alveolar bones. In this case, your dentist will ask you to follow good oral hygiene. But if it does not go well, they will perform tooth extraction and prevent further damage to the patients' overall oral health.

  • Overcrowding Teeth

Extraction of one or more teeth is necessary to avoid overcrowding. Dentists also recommend extraction while undergoing orthodontic treatment when there is no space for the teeth to align.

  • After an Accident

Tooth extraction is necessary after an accident like a car collision. The first option recommended by the dentists are crowns, veneers, or bridges. But, if the situation is too dreadful, they have to extract the tooth to prevent further damage to the teeth.

The goal of extracting the tooth is to preserve the remaining teeth as long as possible. It is the last option considered by the dentist for avoiding the infection from spreading. Consulting your dentist will provide you clarity for the necessity of extraction.

Primary Dental Clinic provides tooth extraction procedures in Midland, TX. For more information and scheduling consultation, call us at (432) 570-7080, book online, or visit us at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.

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