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When a tooth has broke or gets damaged by decay, your dentist will want to try their best to fix it with a filling, crown, veneer, or other treatment.  But sometimes there is just too much damage, and it will need to be extracted (removed) from its socket in the bone. #martindental

Sometimes it’s not just damage and decay that are causes for removal, here are some other deciding factors:

  • Extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in. 
  • Baby teeth aren’t falling out in time to allow the permanent to come in  Queen Creek Dentist Near Me AZ
  • If braces are needed, teeth may need to be extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
  • People who receive radiation to the head or neck sometimes have to have the teeth that are in the field of radiation extracted.
  • Someone receiving cancer drugs may develop infected teeth, and the infected teeth need to be extracted.
  • Wisdom teeth, also known as the 3rd molars, often are extracted either before or after they erupt in the mouth.  Queen Creek Dentist Near Me AZ

There are 2 types of extractions:

  1.  A simple Extraction:  This is the type of procedure done on a tooth that can be seen int the mouth.  A general dentist usually does this simple extraction.  The tooth will be loosened with an instrument called an elevator.  The dentist then uses an instrument called forceps to remove the tooth.  #smilewithconfidence
  2.  A surgical extraction:  A more complex procedure, used if a tooth is broken off at the gum line or has not erupted in the mouth.  An oral maxillofacial surgeon usually does this type of procedure, although a general dentist can do them sometimes as well.  A small incision is made into the gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth.  Sometimes bone around the tooth has to be removed.  Queen Creek Dentist Near Me AZ
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