Tooth extraction is a dental procedure involving the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. This procedure is commonly performed for a variety of reasons, ranging from severe tooth decay and damage to overcrowding or preparation for orthodontic treatments.
Reasons for Extraction : -
Decay and Damage: Teeth that are extensively decayed or damaged beyond repair may need to be extracted to prevent further oral health issues.
Infection: When a tooth infection (abscess) is not treatable with antibiotics or a root canal procedure, extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection.
Crowding: In some cases, tooth extraction is part of orthodontic treatment to create space for proper alignment of teeth.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth (third molars) often become impacted (unable to emerge properly), causing pain and potential oral health problems.
Preparation for Orthodontics: Orthodontic treatments sometimes require the removal of specific teeth to achieve proper alignment.