arghavan   shahidi, dmd
family & cosmetic dentistry
(978) 851-8888

 
 
EXTRACTIONS:

A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons. Tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration is the most frequent indication for extraction of teeth. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
 
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Reasons For Tooth Extraction
The most common reason for extracting a tooth is tooth damage such as breakage or fracture. Some other possible reasons for tooth extraction are as follows:
    •    Extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.
    •    Severe gum disease which may affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of teeth.
    •    Severe tooth decay or infection.
    •    In preparation for orthodontic treatment (braces)
    •    Insufficient space for wisdom teeth (impacted wisdom teeth).
 
Types of Extraction
 
Extractions are often categorized as "simple" or "surgical".
 
Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually under local anesthetic, and require only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth.
 
Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully.
 
 
 
 
 
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