Dental Extractions and other surgeries

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling/restoration/root canal/crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted.

What are the reasons for Dental extraction?

  • Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.
  • Severe gum disease which may affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of teeth.
  • Sometimes baby teeth don’t fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in.
  • People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
  • Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in especially if they are impacted teeth/ infected and causing pain or difficulty in opening the mouth.

Is dental extraction or removal of impacted teeth painful?

This procedure is normally done under local anesthesia. Local anesthesia makes the area numb and then the procedure is performed so that you don’t feel the pain.