Surgical tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth that cannot be easily extracted through traditional means. This may be necessary if a tooth is impacted (i.e., partially, or fully trapped in the jawbone), severely decayed or damaged, or causing overcrowding or infection in the mouth. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth being extracted. In some cases, sedation may also be used to help the patient feel more relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.
Surgical tooth extraction Treatment
What is surgical tooth extraction Treatment?
Surgical tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth that cannot be easily extracted through simple means such as pulling with forceps. It is usually performed by a dental surgeon or oral surgeon. The procedure is necessary when a tooth is impacted, which means it is partially or completely covered by gum tissue or bone, or it may be damaged or decayed beyond repair. In some cases, the tooth may also be causing overcrowding or other dental problems.
When is surgical tooth extraction Needed?
Surgical tooth extraction may be needed in various situations where a tooth cannot be easily removed through simple means such as pulling with forceps. Here are some common reasons why a surgical tooth extraction may be necessary:
- Impacted Teeth: Teeth that are partially or completely covered by gum tissue or bone may need surgical extraction to expose and remove them.
- Severely Damaged Teeth: Teeth that are broken, damaged or decayed beyond repair may need to be removed surgically.
- Overcrowding: Teeth may need to be extracted to make room for orthodontic treatment or when there is not enough space for all teeth in the mouth.
- Infection: In some cases, an infected tooth cannot be treated with antibiotics or root canal therapy, and extraction is necessary to prevent the infection from spreading.
- Wisdom Teeth: Third molars or wisdom teeth may need to be surgically removed if they are causing pain, infection, or are impacted.
- Your dentist or oral surgeon will examine your teeth and recommend a surgical tooth extraction if it is necessary for your dental health. They will also discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
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