Tooth loss is an unfortunate, but very common occurrence which affects a large percentage of our population. Gum disease, tooth decay, and accidental trauma can compromise the health and integrity of your natural teeth. A dental extraction involves extracting a tooth that is either painful or infected. If the pulp has died or if the tooth is severely infected, tooth extraction may be the only choice. Depending on the condition of the tooth, the dentist may do either a complex extraction or a simple extraction.
It is also common to lose a natural tooth following a failed root canal or root fracture. Although our goal is to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible, it is sometimes necessary to remove the affected tooth and give you the appropriate replacement option.
Wisdom tooth also known as Third Molar can cause complications during eruption.They may at times be completely locked in the jaw bone. They apply pressure on adjacent teeth which may affect the long term prognosis of these teeth. Also being the last tooth they can be hard to maintain even by brushing. Hence in such situations it is advisable to extract the Wisdom tooth or Third Molars.