What is Tooth Extraction Used For?
This treatment is often the last resort because experienced dentists will first attempt to salvage the tooth as much as possible. As long as the root is intact and healthy, extraction isn’t necessary. Here’s a look at the reasons for tooth extraction:
Excessive Damage – If the tooth is too damaged and the root is thoroughly compromised, the dentist will need to extract it.
Loose Tooth – If the tooth is loose and can’t be saved even with bone grafting, you will need to extract it.
Baby Teeth – If baby teeth don’t fall off and the permanent teeth are becoming impacted because of it, the patient might need a tooth extraction.
Wisdom Teeth – Wisdom teeth have very little room to emerge fully, which is why they often become impacted. An extraction is necessary in such cases.
Braces – Sometimes the dentist will recommend extraction if there’s no room for your teeth to move into the desired position.
Organ Transplants – Dentists will extract infected teeth of organ transplant patients to reduce the chances of infection and organ rejection.
Most patients fear tooth extraction because they consider it a painful process. Our dentist will take every precaution to ensure you are comfortable and the procedure is as pain-free as possible.