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What Is an Extraction And Why It Is Necessary


Posted on 10/15/2023 by Dr. Hallas
Diagram image of a tooth extraction. Tooth extraction is a procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from the socket by a dentist, an oral surgeon, an orthodontist, or a periodontist. This procedure takes place in a dental clinic. Tooth extraction is also referred to as exodontia or exodontics.

Historically, dental extractions are used to treat a variety of illnesses. The process is done using special tools that date back several centuries. Guy de Chauliac invented the dental pelican in the 14th century. This tool was used until the 18th century when it was replaced by the dental key. Modern forceps were invented in the 19th century. Tooth extraction is a complex and difficult procedure depending on the patient and the tooth, a variety of instruments are put into play. Extractions are performed for various reasons, and depending on the condition, the dentist might consider it necessary.

Why is it necessary


Tooth extraction is the most effective way for dealing with a severe tooth infection or decay. It is also used in the treatment of issues that arise with the last set of molars. It is called prophylactic removal and is done if the molars are impacted. In addition, if you have advanced gum disease, it can lead to loosening of the teeth and significant bone loss. Tooth extraction will be the only option to manage and prevent the spread.

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Accidents related to tooth sports and other types of traumas can result in a fracture. If the tooth cannot be replaced through other procedures, extraction might be necessary to alleviate the pain and to stop infections. The process is also done if the patient has supplementary teeth. Extra teeth might develop in the mouth leading to misalignment of the existing set. Removal of the extra teeth is the best solution. It helps restore your oral aesthetics. Our dentists can help you regain your smile, call us today.



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