Tooth extractions are only performed when necessary. Although permeant teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are many reasons for a tooth extraction. A common reason is that a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be repaired.
Tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from the mouth. The right type of tooth extraction depends on the tooth’s shape, size, position, and location in the mouth. There are two types of tooth extractions, a simple extraction or a surgical extraction. A simple extraction is a tooth that is visible above the gums and can be removed in one piece. A surgical extraction is more complicated and involves the removal of gum tissue, bone, or both. The tooth may also need to be removed in pieces.
Tooth extractions can happen for a wide range of reasons. Some examples include dental cavities, gum disease, dental infection, injury to the tooth, or overcrowding in the mouth.
To learn more about tooth extractions, set up a consultation with Dr. Evan Wheeler today. A tooth extraction could be recommended if no other procedure can help the compromised tooth.