Tooth extraction

What is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is the name given to the surgical removal of the tooth from its socket in the bone, which is performed by a dentist or oral surgeon as an outpatient procedure performed relatively quickly with local, general, intravenous anesthesia or a combination.

Simple tooth extraction is the name given to the technique used in the extraction of teeth that appear in the mouth while the patient is under the influence of local anesthesia.

Why Is The Tooth Extracted?

In some cases, it may be necessary to extract the teeth in adults. Although it is ideal to use adult teeth that replace primary teeth in childhood, it may be necessary to extract teeth for more than one reason.

The most common of these causes is that the teeth are too damaged to be repaired due to trauma or decay.

In addition, dentists may find it appropriate to extract teeth for preliminary preparation in the mouth, especially in cases where there are many teeth that do not fully fit in the jaw, requiring orthodontic treatment.

In similar cases, impacted tooth extraction can be performed for teeth that do not protrude above the gums, or for wisdom teeth.

If tooth decay or damage has spread to the dental pulp, the nucleus made up of nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth, bacteria in the mouth can enter and cause an infection.

This can usually be corrected with root canal treatment, but if the infection is very severe and antibiotics or root canal treatment are not sufficient, tooth extraction may be necessary to prevent the infection from spreading.

In a similar situation, if the immune system is at risk due to chemotherapy or drugs used for organ transplantation, due to another medical complication, even the risk of infection in the tooth may be sufficient reason to remove the tooth.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease. If teeth are loosened due to periodontal disease, or gum disease, which is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth, it may be necessary to extract one or more teeth.