WHEN ARE TOOTH EXTRACTIONS NEEDED?
One of the most frequently performed dental procedures is tooth extraction. In fact, tooth extractions often serve as the foundation of comprehensive dental treatment solutions. Therefore, it is important to understand why tooth extraction is considered an extremely important procedure in dental treatment.
SOME COMMON REASONS WHY DENTISTS PERFORM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
From broken teeth to gum disease, many forms of tooth damage require tooth extraction. In case, the patient has severely decayed or cracked teeth, tooth extraction may become the sole option to fix the damage permanently.
Dentists may also consider tooth extraction as an alternative to other treatment options that are more expensive or offer short-term relief. For instance, when the teeth aren’t suitable for root canal treatment, tooth extraction may be needed. Moreover, patients with severe cases of gum disease also need tooth extraction, especially when the bones are damaged and the teeth become extremely loose.
Tooth Mal-positioning or Non-Functioning
Mal-positioning is yet another reason why teeth may require extraction. A patient with poorly aligned teeth may opt for tooth extraction. For instance, the dentist may extract a patient’s third molars to end cheek irritation that results from the rubbing of molars.
There are other instances when extraction is required for removing non-functional teeth, which have little or no purpose in the mouth but increase the chances of developing other dental problems. In some cases, patients develop third molars but there aren’t any matching teeth for biting against. Because it is hard to properly clean and thoroughly brush this particular mouth region, the third molars along with neighboring molars have greater chances of becoming decayed. And this is when; tooth extraction seems to be the only dental solution to end the problem.
This is the third reason why tooth extractions are typically needed. When devising an orthodontic treatment plan, dentists may suggest increasing the jaw length by extracting strategically-located teeth.
It is important to understand that when teeth are removed or extracted, the neighboring teeth have a tendency to drift into the empty space. And if the dentist doesn’t devise an effective strategy for tooth extraction, there can be dramatic alignment changes that can significantly impact the patient’s overall dental health.
Sometimes, improper tooth extraction can even result in chewing problems or issues with jaw-joint functioning. Furthermore, the spaces between shifted teeth can start trapping food particles and debris, thereby increasing the chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay.
According to dental experts, tooth extraction isn’t always the best and most affordable dental solution. Depending on the nature of tooth damage and other factors associated with the patient’s dental health, a proper dental treatment plan should be devised to address any consequences or problems that the extraction may follow. Therefore, it is extremely important to consult an experienced and qualified dentist to avoid any future problems with tooth extraction.
WHAT IS WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION?
Wisdom tooth extraction is characterized by a surgical procedure where one wisdom tooth or more than one wisdom teeth are removed. The four permanent teeth at your mouth’s top and bottom back corners are known as wisdom teeth.
Normally, the extraction of a wisdom tooth is done when there isn’t enough room for the tooth to grow. This is known as an impacted wisdom tooth, which can cause infection and pain as well as other oral problems. Removing wisdom teeth is usually performed by a specially trained dental professional. According to an experienced dentist at Brighton Implant Clinic, a wisdom tooth extraction should be performed as a prevention against future problems even if impacted teeth are not leading to problems.
WHEN DOES A DENTIST PERFORM WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION?
- Damage to the adjacent tooth
- Wisdom tooth infection
- Development of cyst around the tooth
- Complications with orthodontic procedures
- Damage to the surrounding bone
Are there any risks associated with wisdom tooth extraction?
- Socket infection from trapped food particles or bacteria
- Dry socket
- Damage to the nerves, leading to altered sensation in the tongue, lower lip or chin
- No surgery is needed, hence its simpler for both patient and dentist than the other alternatives
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