Modern dentistry is primarily focused on preventing the loss of teeth. However, tooth extraction is sometimes necessary, and contemporary approaches make it a painless procedure.
Tooth extraction is a procedure that is performed under local anesthesia and is absolutely painless. After the procedure, the patient is provided with oral and written instructions on how to make the recovery easier and prevent complications.
Some indications for treatment:
- Large cavities that have destroyed most of the tooth
- Advanced periodontal disease
- One or more ondogenic cysts
- Large dental inflammation which encircles most of the bone around the root
- Orthodontic reasons
- Malposition of the tooth
- Fractured root or tooth
- Impacted teeth, usually third molars
Bigger and more extensive oral surgical procedures are performed by a specialist in oral surgery.