A tooth extraction is a minor oral surgery that involves removing a damaged or infected tooth from the dental alveolus. Alveoli are the sockets in the skull and jaw that house existing teeth. To execute a proper tooth removal, all parts of the tooth need to be extracted from these bone structures.
There are several dental health reasons why your dentist might recommend a tooth extraction. Some of the most common cases involve traumatic dental injuries or severely infected teeth that need to be removed to either prevent further infection or lingering pain.
Extractions are often necessary to create room for an impacted tooth that does not have enough space to erupt through the gum line. Furthermore, dental extractions also have a cosmetic purpose. If your smile is overcrowded, affecting the appearance of your teeth, your dentist might recommend extracting a tooth to create room for an orthodontic procedure and allow your teeth to spread into a straighter appearance.
If you need to have a tooth removed, you can look forward to a relaxed and comfortable procedure at the Center for Advanced Dentistry. Give us a call today to learn more about your options and schedule your appointment today!
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