Extractions might be necessary for various reasons, such as extensive decay, trauma, or to make space for crowded teeth in the mouth. The dentist can save the decayed or damaged teeth with fillings, root canals, onlays, or crowns, but sometimes the teeth get very severely damaged, and so cannot be saved, or saving them could risk the health of the rest of the teeth. In such cases, an extraction is inevitable.
In a simple extraction of a tooth that is easily accessible, local anesthesia is given to numb the gum. A special appliance is used to hold the grip of the tooth that is to be pulled out. But if the tooth to be extracted is impacted or broken, then an incision is made into the gum to carry out the extraction. The incision is closed using a few sutures later.
Wisdom teeth removal
Wisdom teeth are the third molars that emerge as the last teeth, and by the time they start to erupt through the gum, the mouth is already full of teeth. In that case, the emerging wisdom teeth can affect the rest of the teeth by crowding, which also affects the alignment of the teeth. Sometimes they get impacted and stuck under adjacent teeth causing pain, infection, and damage to other teeth. Even if the wisdom teeth have space for emerging, they are located too far back in the jaw. So, it might be hard to care for them, and because of that, they often get badly decayed or infected.
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