Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, we try to fix it with a filling, crown or any other possible treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. A very loose tooth also will require extraction if it can’t be saved, even with bone replacement surgery (bone graft). We at AEDI have trained dental surgeons who perform extractions with no or minimum trauma to the patient.
Most extractions are carried out with the help of an injection (a local anaesthetic). Some people may need general anaesthesia. They include patients with specific medical or behavioural conditions and young children.
When your permanent tooth fails to erupt in your mouth in the expected time period, we need to extract the tooth or surgically expose it.
There are various reasons which prevent the eruption of a tooth in your oral cavity, such as :
- Inadequate space in the arch
- Dense overlying bone
- Excessive soft tissue
- Improper angle of eruption
- Genetic abnormality
Most commonly your 3rd molars ( wisdom teeth ) and canines are impacted.
Canines are most commonly exposed through a minor surgical procedure in which the soft tissue covering the tooth is removed and the tooth erupts in the oral cavity in due period of time. If the tooth cannot erupt, it is extracted.
3rd molars ( wisdom teeth ) commonly fail to erupt as they are the last ones to erupt and do not get enough space in the arch. For this reason, they become impacted and put excessive pressure on adjacent teeth causing pain. We conduct impactions at AEDI frequently, without any pain or trauma to the patients.