A tooth extraction is the removal of the tooth from its socket in the bone. This is also known as a dental extraction, tooth pulling, exodontia or exodontics. If one’s tooth is broken or damaged by decay, the dentist might try fixing it using crown, fillings or other treatments. In some cases though there is too much damage that it cant be repaired and this is when the tooth needs to be removed.
Reason for tooth extraction
Tooth decay. It occurs when the bacteria begins to break down the surface of the tooth. In more advanced and severe cases it leaves cavities in the tooth which can easily affect the neighbouring teeth.
Gum disease also known as periodontal disease or gingivitis. It occurs when the bacteria releases toxins that irritate the gum making it painful, red and swollen. This can also affect the surrounding teeth and bone.
Pericoronitis – It occurs when the bacteria causes an infection to the soft tissues surrounding the tooth.
A mobile tooth with severe periapical abscesses, pulp necrosis or periodontal disease and the patient can not afford root canal treatment or underwent a failed endodontic treatment.
Overcrowding of teeth in the dental arch resulting into a dental deformity.