Is Tooth Extraction really necessary?

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Your dentist always aims to save your tooth; however there could be circumstances wherein your tooth has to be extracted. So let’s see why this is really needed from WebMD.

Reasons for Pulling Teeth
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. Other reasons include:

A crowded mouth. Sometimes dentists pull teeth to prepare themouth for orthodontia. The goal of orthodontia is to properly align the teeth, which may not be possible if your teeth are too big for yourmouth. Likewise, if a tooth cannot break through the gum (erupt) because there is not room in the mouth for it, your dentist may recommend pulling it.

Infection. If tooth decay or damage extends to the pulp — the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels — bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp, leading to infection. Often this can be corrected with root canal therapy (RCT), but if the infection is so severe thatantibiotics or RCT do not cure it, extraction may be needed to prevent the spread of infection. Read here the full article

Tooth extraction can be defined as the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. We might also want the risks of tooth extraction if we want to have one, let’s read an article from Colgate.

Tooth Extraction

What Is It?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.

What It’s Used For

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other 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). If you want to read the full article click here.

Sometimes we are confused on what should be done and searching through the internet for hours is also a good idea just want to have a reference, but it’s much better if you will talk to someone who is professional in this kind surgery. Call us so we can enlighten you what is needed.


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