A dental extraction also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics, or informally, tooth pulling is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.
Why are Teeth Removed? • Decay has reached deep into the tooth. • Infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth or surrounding bone. • There is not enough room for all the teeth in your mouth.
Bacteria can enter around a partially erupted tooth and cause an infection, which can extend into the surrounding bone and become extremely serious. Impacted teeth continue trying to break through the gum tissue even if there is not enough room to accommodate them.
Advantages of Dental Extraction? You Can Protect Surrounding Teeth. If you’re dealing with a tooth infection, your entire smile is at risk. For instance, if you ignore an infection, it will only continue to progress and worsen over time, which may lead to the spread of that infection throughout your mouth. You can easily protect surrounding healthy tissues by choosing a tooth extraction. You Can Protect Your Comfort. Are you dealing with severe discomfort as a result of an infected tooth? Perhaps your tooth has shattered and you are having trouble eating and speaking on a daily basis. By removing your tooth with a tooth extraction, you will allow us to directly remove the source of your discomfort for a much more enjoyable daily quality of life.