Extraction is the process of completely removing a tooth from the socket. There are various reasons behind dental extraction, such as removing impacted teeth, wisdom tooth extraction, cavities, root canal infection, orthodontic treatment, etc. The process is quite simple and usually doesn’t require more than a single visit to the dentist’s practice.
Need for an extraction
Cavities: Cavities are caused due to microbial activity in the mouth. The microbes in the mouth can erode the enamel and decay the underlying tissues, thereby putting the tooth at risk. If it can’t be restored using fillings, we suggest you get it extracted to keep your oral health at an optimum standard.
Orthodontic treatment: Orthodontic treatment to get rid of malocclusion usually requires the removal of a tooth to make space for the movement of the remaining teeth. We will have to get teeth extracted from both sides of the jaw in such cases.
Wisdom tooth extraction: The wisdom teeth are the last ones to emerge. Sometimes, they tend to get stuck in the socket, which can lead to a lot of pain and give rise to infections. Dentists suggest getting an impacted tooth removed to save you from a whole lot of pain.