Tooth Removal/Tooth Extraction Surgery
When is tooth removal necessary?
Tooth removal is a last resort. If a tooth is damaged by tooth decay or it is chipped or broken, a dentist will first attempt to repair it through a filling, root canal, or crown repair. When a tooth is damaged beyond repair or an infection is causing gum disease, sometimes the dentist has no choice but to remove it. Removal is the most common cause of tooth extraction though in some instances diseases and medications require tooth extraction surgery.
Tooth decay, gum disease, a broken tooth, organ transplantation, orthodontic treatment, cancer treatments, and wisdom teeth are some other reasons for tooth removal or tooth removal surgery.
When should I consider tooth removal/tooth extraction as a treatment?
Consider seeking treatment:
What is the difference between tooth removal/surgical extractions?
Simple tooth extractions
Simple extractions are performed on teeth visible from outside the mouth and can be easily done by general dentists. The dentist gives a patient an anesthetic gel or an injection of local anesthetic before removing the tooth.
These are mostly performed on teeth that are not easily accessible or visible, for example when the teeth are broken under the gum line or partially erupted teeth. In these circumstances, the surgeon must cut and remove gum to remove a piece of bone or tooth.