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A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. These days, teeth are extracted less frequently because retention of teeth is nearly always better than extraction. However, there are times when extraction is the best treatment option.
When extractions are done
Extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become unforeseeable. Here are some of the reasons why teeth might need to be extracted:
The first and most common cause of extractions is to remove teeth that are no longer salvageable. Tooth decay, periodontal disease and even dental trauma are key reasons that lead to teeth not being salvageable.
Another key reason for extractions are wisdom teeth that are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause decay in the adjacent tooth and even recurrent infections of the gums. As such, the extraction of the teeth is often recommended to patients with impacted wisdom teeth.
Lastly, orthodontic treatment may require sound teeth to be extracted, especially if the teeth are crowded. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to properly align the teeth. Extractions in orthodontic cases are done to create space for the rest of the teeth to be straightened.
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The removal of a tooth or teeth is only done after careful consideration and discussion with your dentist. Every effort is made to preserve teeth because they function much better than artificial teeth such as dentures, bridges or implants.
Do Dentudio Dentists offer same day appointments?
We normally recommend people to schedule or call before their appointment. However we realized that dental emergency can happen anytime. Please call us to see if there is an opening for your emergency.
What is a dry socket?
Following the extraction, a blood clot forms at the socket to protect the bone. When the clot dislodges or dissolves prematurely, the nerves and bone become exposed, leading to pain.
Dry socket is very painful condition that can be easily managed by your dentist. Give them a call right away.
Post-op/wound care instructions
Click here to get to our post-op page where you can download extraction post-op instructions