Tooth Extraction is removal of a decayed tooth. It is done in cases when it is not possible to salvage of tooth by any other dental treatments.
Wisdom may be a highly sought-after quality, but wisdom teeth can be rather a pain to deal with! Most of us have wisdom teeth that are ungainly and painful, having grown in crooked, impacted or misshapen. Luckily, they don’t serve any real purpose and can be removed without affecting the way you smile, eat, or any other oral function at all.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Infection in the mouth which affects the bone and structure of the tooth
Decayed tooth which cannot be treated by root canal
To make space for braces treatment
A fractured tooth
A badly positioned tooth
A broken tooth which cannot be restored
Partially erupted or impacted wisdom teeth.
Do you have excessive pain in the furthest ‘corners’ of your mouth, though you don’t see or feel a tooth there? This could be due to a damaged wisdom tooth under the gum, which is unable to grow naturally due to lack of space for natural eruption. Tempting as it may seem, leaving this tooth where it is can lead to further infection in the surrounding teeth and gum, so it’s best to remove the underlying wisdom tooth and prevent greater damage. A minor procedure now will save you a lot of trouble in the future!