A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia) is the removal of the tooth from the dental alveolus (tooth socket) in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, most commonly they are removed when they are diseased, infected, or mobiledue to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or dental trauma, especially when they are associated with toothache. These teeth mostly are not restorable thus need removal. After healing of the socket, the lost tooth needs to be replaced to avoid abnormal movement of the adjacent teeth towards the missing tooth region.
Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth) and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis). They require an extensive surgical removal as its abnormally positioned inside the bone. At SCDFC, we have the specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery who takes care of you.