Gum disease can seriously damage or loosen your tooth. Unfortunately, if your tooth is seriously damaged, then you need to immediately visit a dental clinic for suitable treatment and guidance. Tooth extraction is a process of removing a decayed, damaged, or loosened tooth from its socket in the bone. Only a professional dentist, who specializes in surgeries of the mouth, can extract a tooth.
WHY IT IS DONE?
Tooth extraction is a crucial treatment, when decay or an abscessed tooth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection.
Initially, if your tooth is damaged, broken, or decayed, you dentist will try to repair it with a filling, crown, or any other suited treatment. Sometimes, if the damage is beyond repair, the tooth needs to be extracted. Here are some reasons for tooth extractions:1. Some individuals have extra teeth/tooth that will sometimes block other teeth from coming in. 2. Sometimes baby teeth don’t fall in time to allow for permanent teeth come in. 3. People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place. 4. Individual receiving cancer treatment may develop infected teeth because drugs used for curing cancer may weaken the immune system. Infected teeth may need to be extracted. 5. Some teeth may need to be removed if they could become a source of infection after an organ transplant. 6. Wisdom teeth are need to be removed if they are decayed, cause pain, or have an infection.
Before extracting your tooth, your dentist will offer you a local anesthetic to numb the region where the tooth will be extracted. A powerful, general anesthetic may be used, especially if more than one teeth are to be removed. General anesthetic avoids pain in the entire body and making you sleep during the treatment.