Extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket using specialized dental forceps. This treatment is typically considered when a tooth cannot be saved through a root canal procedure (RCT) or when it’s necessary to prevent the spread of infection to neighboring teeth. Dental surgeons at the clinic perform safe and aseptic tooth extractions to address various dental issues.
There are various reasons for extraction, some of which include:
- Extensive Tooth Damage: When a tooth is so extensively damaged or decayed that a root canal treatment (RCT) is unfeasible, extraction becomes a practical solution to avert further complications.
- Fractured Tooth: Teeth that are fractured or broken beyond repair may require extraction to alleviate pain and the risk of potential infections.
- Tooth Trauma: Accidents or injuries that result in significant damage to a tooth may necessitate extraction to resolve the issue and thwart additional dental problems.
- Cysts: Dental cysts or tumors that form around a tooth’s roots may call for the removal of the affected tooth for both health and safety reasons.
- Impacted Tooth: Impacted teeth, those that fail to properly emerge or become trapped beneath the gum line, often require extraction to alleviate discomfort, prevent infection, and preserve the alignment of adjacent teeth.
- Orthodontic Considerations: Orthodontic treatments, such as braces, may involve the extraction of one or more teeth to create the necessary space for the correct alignment and positioning of remaining teeth.