Tooth Extractions—Are They Ever Necessary?

No Comments

Tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from its dental socket. The procedure can be performed by an oral surgeon, periodontist, or a general dentist. While it’s ideal to preserve a tooth through different procedures like getting a crown, etc., there are cases in which an extraction becomes necessary.

Tooth extractions can take two forms:

  • Simple extraction—when visible teeth are removed under the effect of local anesthesia.
  • Surgical extraction—when teeth are not visible because of breakage (only a part of it remains) or it has not fully erupted.

Here are all the cases in which the extraction of permanent teeth becomes necessary.

Irreparable Damage

When tooth decay infects the dental pulp in the tooth, it can cause serious infections. NJ Root canal procedures help with treating the infection, but if an infection is severe, extraction may be the only viable option.

As a Solution to Periodontal Disease

Periodontal diseases develop because of biofilm that develops on the gum line. This biofilm can initially develop into gingivitis, which is a minor infection of the gums. If this infection becomes too severe it can cause loosening of the teeth. In the case of loosened teeth because of gum infection, extraction is a viable option.

Helping Impacted Tooth

It’s reported that some 10 million wisdom teeth get removed annually. This is generally the case with wisdom teeth that don’t come out properly. The tooth’s eruption can be blocked by the gums or it can come out unevenly and affect other teeth. These situations can be extremely painful, and the latter case may even cause heavy damage to other teeth. In order to prevent this, the faulty tooth can be removed.

Helping Impacted Tooth

Eliminating Overcrowding

Some teeth in the mouth need to be removed in order to eliminate overcrowding. Overcrowding happens when there are too many teeth in the mouth that prevent movement and realignment. The alignment can’t be straightened without removing the teeth.

After Accidents

Extractions may become necessary after severe accidents. Although the preference is always to preserve teeth using options like crowns and bridges, severe mouth damage may make extraction necessary. Tooth extraction becomes necessary in this case in order to minimize the overall damage to the victim’s health.

Tooth Extraction Service

If you think your case is one of the 5 cases discussed above and that tooth extraction may be necessary for you, we’ve got you covered. We provide painless tooth extraction services along with cosmetic dentistry NJ. We will help you decide whether an extraction is required and if it is, we promise you the most efficient and effective dental service.

Visit our website or call us now at (856) 829-8668 for more details.