Extraction of Infected or Damaged Teeth
Some of the reasons a patient may need a tooth extracted
Advanced periodontal disease
Fractured teeth or roots
Infection or abscess
Extracting a Tooth
Extracting a tooth involves removing it from its socket in the
bone. Your jawbone encases the roots of each of your teeth. A ligament is
present binding the tooth to the bone holding your tooth in its socket. During a
tooth extraction, the ligament is carefully separated from the tooth and the
tooth socket is enlarged to extract the tooth.
Impacted teeth may have resulted from teeth not growing properly
due to gum tissue, bone, or crowding from other teeth. Impactions need
additional care and require a more complicated procedure than usual extractions.
Many patients opt to have general anesthesia when removing an impacted tooth due
to the extensive work needed for successful extractions of this nature.
After Your Extraction
After one or several teeth are extracted, dental implants are the
optimal choice for replacing the missing teeth preserving the patient’s oral
health, bone, and appearance. When a tooth or several teeth are missing, they
tend to shift and can impact your oral health leading to
possible problems with chewing/digestion, your jaw joint, and deteriorating
bone. This is why it is very important to decide with your dentist if a tooth
extraction is your best option and how you intend to replace the missing tooth.