Dental Extraction

Description

A dental extraction, also known as tooth extraction, is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the alveolar bone. This procedure is performed for various reasons, but it is most commonly done when a tooth has become non-restorable due to factors such as severe tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease, or dental trauma.

Dental extractions are typically performed with the utmost care and consideration for the patient’s comfort. The procedure may involve the use of local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth being extracted, ensuring a pain-free experience.

Common Reasons for Dental Extractions:

1. Severe Tooth Decay: When tooth decay has progressed to the point where the tooth structure is extensively damaged and cannot be effectively restored with fillings or crowns, extraction may be necessary.

2. Periodontal Disease: Advanced gum disease can lead to the loss of tooth-supporting structures, causing teeth to become loose and non-functional. In such cases, extraction may be recommended to prevent further damage to neighboring teeth.

3. Dental Trauma: Teeth that have been severely fractured or damaged due to accidents or injuries may need to be extracted if they cannot be saved through other dental procedures.

4. Orthodontic Treatment: In some cases, orthodontic treatment may require the removal of one or more teeth to create space or achieve proper alignment.

5. Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are often extracted when they are impacted (unable to fully erupt) or causing issues such as pain, infection, or crowding.

6. Preventive Reasons: In certain situations, dental extractions may be recommended as a preventive measure to address potential future problems, such as in cases of overcrowding.

Dental extractions are performed by experienced dentists or oral surgeons who prioritize the patient’s comfort and well-being throughout the procedure. Aftercare instructions are typically provided to promote a smooth and comfortable recovery following the extraction.

At Absolute Aesthetics, we understand that dental extractions may be necessary for various reasons, and our skilled dental professionals are dedicated to providing safe and compassionate care to ensure your dental health and comfort.

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