Tooth Removal

18 Jan 2024

Tooth Removal

Dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth.  Although permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, sometimes due to decay or infection or other reasons may require removal. This procedure is performed in a painless manner with minimal trauma at Anant Dental Clinic & Orthodontic Center. We also ensure good post treatment care.

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to appear in your mouth, occurring normally 17 and 25 years of age, a time of life called the “Age of Wisdom”.Wisdom teeth are extracted for two general reasons: either the wisdom teeth have already become impacted, or the wisdom teeth could potentially become problematic if not extracted.

These type of teeth are often in a crooked position in the jaw and do not have sufficient space either to erupt, hence chances are that they may never erupt in a proper position in the mouth.  They may be frequently covered by a layer of soft gum tissue or be deeply embedded in the jaw bone. Hence, in such cases their removal may be a surgical procedure requiring cutting of some gum tissue as well as bone and removing the tooth in sections. this procedure is called as ‘Disimpaction.’

Any type of tooth removal typically leaves a healing socket, which is the empty space remaining from where the tooth was previously present. The process of healing and bone filling in this region takes about 2-3 weeks after which you may get the tooth replaced.