Tooth extractions or tooth removal involves the removal of complete tooth or tooth root with minimum damage to adjoining structures. Tooth extractions may be performed due to many reasons but the most commonly are done when the teeth decay and become unbearable due to periodontal disease or dental trauma.
Purpose of tooth extractions – Why they are performed
Tooth extractions may even be required or performed if the tooth (even healthy one) is crowding your other teeth. The oral surgeons usually perform tooth extractions in the following cases such as-
- Where the tooth has become too loose due to severe gum or bone disease
- Broken teeth
- Tooth having a large underlying infection
- Over retained deciduous or milk teeth
- When milk tooth is blocking the permanent teeth from emerging from the gum
- Impacted teeth or wisdom teeth that may interfere with the orthodontic treatment
- Teeth involved in pathologies like tumours or cysts.
Tooth extractions are also required or done to improve your bite as crowded teeth make it difficult for chewing your food properly.
The tooth extraction does not in any way affect your vision and is not related to whether an upper or lower teeth is being extracted. An infected tooth if not extracted results in the infection spreading into the surrounding bone and gums.
The bacteria from the infected tooth may multiply rapidly from there to form an acute infection resulting in swelling, fever or swelling pain and formation of extra oral sinus with pus discharge. Procedure for tooth extraction is usually of two types that depend upon the status of the tooth such as whether the tooth is visible or impacted.
- Simple Extraction
- Surgical Extraction
Our orthodontists and dentists at Kiran Skin & Dental Clinic provide painless tooth extractions both simple as well as surgical extractions that are performed while you are under local anaesthesia,