When there is just too much damage, teeth may have to be removed or extracted from its socket on the jawbone. Permanent teeth are meant to last for a lifetime. However, several factors would lead to your dentist having to remove your tooth and these are not just limited to damage from trauma or decay.
Dental crowding is a condition that occurs when the dental arch is too small to accommodate teeth. This can result to thinning and receding bone and gums which makes people more prone to gum disease. Dental overcrowding may cause impacted teeth, difficulty biting and chewing, and may also affect a persons appearance. Most of the time, patients who need orthodontics need to have some teeth removed to prepare them for the procedure. This has to be done because aligning your teeth wont be successful if they are too big for your mouth.
The pulp is the part of your tooth with the containing nerves and blood vessels. When tooth decay happens, bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp which leads to infection. Most of the time, a root canal is recommended. But if damage is just too much for that procedure, teeth may neet to be removed to prevent the spread of infection.
Impacted wisdom teeth are molars at the farthest end of the mouth and, being the last to emerge, they usually dont have enough room to emerge and grow normally. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, damage to other teeth, and several other dental problems. They are also at the back and are hard to clean which may lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Impacted wisdom teeth are another cause pain and complications may have to be removed before they can cause any symptoms and future problems.
There are two types of dental extraction. First is the simple extraction, which, as implied, can be done in one dentist appointment. In a simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called the elevator and is then removed with forceps.
The second type of extraction involved surgery. Oral maxillofacial surgeons typically perform them but general dentists can do it, too. They make a small incision into your gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth. At times, it might be necessary to remove some of the bone around it or cut the tooth in half so it can be removed.