Dental extractions

Dental extractions

Dental extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, including causes of cavities, lesions, infection, or orthodontic treatment. These are relatively common interventions.

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The reasons for extracting a tooth

Dental extractions are normally reserved for cases of infection or problems for which no other treatment is appropriate. However, a tooth can be extracted due to:

  • cavities or a serious infection
  • the presence of supernumerary (additional) teeth blocking the growth of other teeth
  • severe gingival disease
  • the need for orthodontic treatment
  • the impossibility of repairing it
  • it is fractured

Types of dental extractions

There are two kinds of dental extraction: surgical extraction and simple extraction. The type of extraction will depend on the situation: if the tooth extends beyond the gingival tissue or is still below the gingival line. Visible teeth are extracted by simple extraction while those that are not extracted by surgery.

The difficulty of the intervention depends on the case and the patient, but the affected area will be anesthetized to minimize any discomfort:

Simple extraction

Simple extractions are performed on visible teeth that do not require teeth cutting or incision in the gingival tissue. These extractions affect the teeth which are considerably decayed or affected or which require orthodontic treatment; They are usually performed under local anesthesia. During this procedure, the dentist grasps the tooth with forceps and disengages it by pulling the instrument back and forth until the support structures expand sufficiently to allow the tooth to be extracted.

Surgical extractions

Surgical extractions are performed on broken teeth at the gingival line that do not yet extend beyond the gingival line or are difficult to extract. To extract the tooth, the dentist makes an incision in the gum and removes it to gain access to the area. This step is necessary because it makes visible the tooth to be extracted. Surgical extractions are usually done under local anesthesia, but general anesthesia may be preferred, especially in the case of wisdom teeth.

Remember that no matter why a tooth should be extracted, dental extractions are reserved for problems for which no other treatment is appropriate.