What is the Main Reason for Extracting a tooth?

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A patient who has tooth removed experiences little or no discomfort, and only minor bleeding. The main goal of the dentist is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible.

 In recent time, tooth extraction is less painful than before, thanks to the medical research and technician. However, in some cases, a patient who has tooth removed experiences little or no discomfort, and only minor bleeding. 

The main goal of the dentist is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible.There are times when it is of best interest (or your child’s) to have a tooth extracted (removed). This could be the case for a variety of reasons:

Whatever the reason, tooth extraction is more often than not a very routine procedure. However, minor surgery depends on where the tooth to be extracted and where it is located in the mouth, and what its roots are like. 

For example, a front tooth with a single square root is easier to remove than a molar with multiple roots. This is especially true when that molar is a wisdom tooth that is impacted, meaning it is below the surface surrounded by gum tissue and bone. Often, a wisdom tooth is blocked from fully erupting (growing in) by other teeth in its path.
What are the main reason for extracting a tooth

Still, tooth extraction is nothing to be feared when done by an experienced dentist. You should also be aware that a tooth is not rigidly fixed in its surrounding bone, though that’s how some may picture it. 


In fact, it is attached to the bone via a network of fibers that form what’s known as the periodontal ligament. By carefully manipulating the tooth, these fibers can be detached and the tooth freed without much trouble.

What are the Process of Extracting a Tooth?

 1. The first step is to do an oral diagnosis and have a radiographic (x-ray) examination to assess the position of the tooth roots and the condition of the surrounding bone. This will allow any possible complications that is expected to happen. 

A thorough medical and history taking in medicine is also conducted by your dentist. This is to ensure all procedure done for you in the clinics is less painful with no discomfort, and no complications.
 2. Tooth extraction is usually carried out with local anesthesia, without feeling when the teeth are been removed, with the surrounding bone and gum tissues. 

Additional sedatives might also be used, including oral sedatives (taken in pill form), nitrous oxide (which is inhaled) and/or conscious sedation, which is given intravenously (into a vein). 

The is usually required for more complicated (or multiple) tooth extractions. By the time the sedation medication has worn off, you won’t even be aware that the surgery was done.

 3. Once you have been appropriately anesthetized, the gum tissue at the extraction site may need to be opened if the tooth is impacted ( For example the last molar impacted tooth or wisdom tooth). The tooth itself will then be gently removed.

 As your tooth is being removed, steps are taken by your dentist to ensure the bone that surrounds it isn’t damaged. Sometimes, in the process of removing a tooth, a small amount of lab-processed bone-grafting material is placed into the socket to help preserve the bone volume there. 

This is particularly important when the extraction is going to be followed at some point by the placement of a dental implant, which needs to fuse to existing bone, or orthodontics, which gently moves teeth through bone.

What are the reason for extracting a tooth?

  • Trauma or periodontal disease - In these two situations, there are several ways to try and save the tooth. The damaged tooth might need a full coverage crown, a root canal treatment, or both. But sometimes even these methods are not enough to keep the tooth functioning well and looking good; it might be better to remove the tooth and replace it with a strong and lifelike dental implant.
  • Orthodontics Treatment - Teeth are sometimes extracted when there are too many of them for the size of the dental arches (jaws), a situation known as crowding or supernumerary teeth. After an adequate amount of space is opened up through the extraction of one or more teeth, the remaining teeth can be aligned properly. The teeth most frequently removed for orthodontic reasons are the first premolars, which are right next to the canines.
  • Impacted wisdom tooth or impacted 3rd molarEarly removal of impacted wisdom teeth can prevent damage to neighboring healthy teeth, bone, gum tissue, even nerves and blood vessels. If an impacted wisdom tooth is in a bad position, it’s best to remove it before its roots are fully formed.
  • Baby Teeth - If a baby tooth is out of position or not lost in the right sequence, the permanent tooth underneath it might not erupt normally. In this case, removing the baby tooth could prevent a need for orthodontic treatment later on.

Other Reason to remove your teeth   

  • Aesthetic reason. 
  • Damage tooth. 
  • Accident. 
  • Dead tooth. 
  • Avulsed tooth. 

What to expect after tooth extraction?

Immediately after your tooth is extracted, the socket will be covered with sterile gauze; gentle pressure will be applied for 10-20 minutes to control any bleeding from the extraction site. Small sutures (stitches) might also be used for this purpose.The dentist or dental nurse also recommend resting with your head elevated on pillows to help the clotting process.
It’s normal to experience some mild to moderate post-operative discomfort and/or swelling. Taking non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and/or aspirin the day of surgery should control most symptoms. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to ensure infection-free healing.
Smoking, vigorous brushing and rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged during the post-operative period because they hinder healing and may cause the wound to open. Also, be careful when brushing or putting anything in your mouth until your healing is complete.
Cold compresses applied to the outside cheek near the extraction area can help reduce any swelling and promote faster healing. Eating softer foods, and rinsing the mouth with warm salt water a few days after the procedure until you feel more comfortable can also be helpful. Be sure to follow the post-operative instructions you are given by dental assistant, as each case is a little different. Within a few days, all should be back to normal.

What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom.

If a wisdom tooth doesn't have room to grow (impacted wisdom tooth), resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you'll likely need to have it pulled. Wisdom tooth extraction may be done by a dentist or an oral surgeon. Some dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction even if impacted teeth aren't causing problems, as a preventive measure against potential future problems.

What are the Problems with impacted wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last of your teeth to come in or erupt, through the gums. Sometimes a wisdom tooth becomes impacted, or stuck below the surface of your gums, and grows at an odd angle, possibly causing complications.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last permanent teeth to appear (erupt) in the mouth. These teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Some people never develop wisdom teeth. For others, wisdom teeth erupt normally just as their other molars did and cause no problems.
Many people, however, develop impacted wisdom teeth that don't have enough room to erupt in the mouth or grow normally. Impacted wisdom teeth may erupt only partially or not at all.
You'll likely need your impacted wisdom tooth pulled if it results in problems such as:
  • Pain in the tooth or teeth.
  • Damage to the adjacent tooth.
  • Infection in the tooth or gum.
  • Damage to the surrounding bone of the tooth or teeth.
  • The complication with orthodontic treatment.
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