Dentistry aims to help you keep your natural teeth healthy as long as possible. However, there may be times when it is in your best interests to extract or remove a tooth.
Tooth extraction may need to be performed for many reasons. Perhaps you have an impacted wisdom tooth; or a tooth has been damaged by trauma; or maybe you are undergoing orthodontic treatment to correct misalignment and there is not enough space for all the teeth to be aligned perfectly.
Tooth extractions may be required for older or younger patients. Extracting a front tooth is a most straightforward procedure than removing an impacted wisdom tooth with multiple roots.
When performed by an experienced professional, tooth extraction is not something that you need to fear. Whatever be the complexity of the procedure, our skilled and experienced dentists will make it as comfortable an experience for you as possible.
Reasons for extracting a tooth
There may be many reasons why a tooth needs to be extracted. During the consultation with our dentist, you may discuss any questions you may have about the procedure. If a dentist recommends a tooth extraction, it may usually be because of the following reasons.
Impacted wisdom tooth
Removing an impacted wisdom tooth early can help prevent the damage to the neighbouring healthy teeth, gum tissues, bone, and even the nerves. In many patients, the wisdom tooth erupts in an awkward position. It is best to extract it before its roots are fully formed.
In a situation called crowding, there are too many teeth in a small space. To correct this, some teeth may need to be extracted during the course of orthodontic treatment. After making adequate space by extracting one or more tooth, it will be easier to align the remaining teeth properly.
Disease or trauma
In most cases, teeth affected by disease or trauma can be saved without extraction. However, sometimes the damage may be so severe that even a root canal treatment is not enough to save the tooth. in this case, it is better to have the tooth extracted.
No matter what the reason for extraction or which tooth it is, our oral surgeons are fully equipped to handle all cases.
If you want to know more, contact our friendly team who will be happy to answer your questions or set up an appointment for a consultation.