Tooth extractions

Sometimes a tooth is so badly damaged, decayed or inflamed that it cannot be preserved. Usually, all the other alternatives are first tried, and if there are no other alternatives available, the tooth is extracted.

The method of extracting the tooth depends on the tooth and its condition. At its simplest, a tooth extraction is a quick and easy procedure, at its most difficult a procedure that requires an extremely challenging operation. Oral performs even the most difficult dental extractions and surgeries in a professional and painless way.

In most cases, the extracted tooth can be replaced by an artificial root.

When should a tooth be extracted?

Without teeth, it is difficult to break down food and produce speech. An intact row of teeth is also an important part of appearance and a beautiful smile. Missing teeth may also result in functional disorders in the mouth and jaw area. A tooth is usually removed only when no other alternatives are available. In some cases, a tooth is so badly damaged that it cannot be saved. There are various reasons leading to the extraction of a tooth. The tooth may be badly decayed, or perhaps periodontitis, destruction of the connective tissues of the tooth, is advanced. There might be an acute tooth abscess at the tooth’s root tip or the tooth may be badly injured in an accident. In some cases, teeth are extracted in connection with tooth straightening and prosthetic treatment. Extractions are also often performed in dental care before radiotherapy.

Why wisdom teeth are often removed?

Wisdom teeth typically erupt around the age of 20. Some of the wisdom teeth may, however, erupt only partially or not erupt at all. Sometimes wisdom teeth are missing altogether. In general, wisdom teeth are more harmful than beneficial. When wisdom teeth do not have enough room in the dental arch, their eruption is prevented. Incomplete eruption often causes an inflammation called pericoronitis in the tissue surrounding the tooth. In addition to pain, burning sensation and swelling, pericoronitis may cause limited mouth opening. The gingival pocket may produce pus, introducing bad taste and smell to the picture of the disease. Pericoronitis is treated with antibiotics, but once the situation has calmed down, it makes sense to extract the wisdom tooth to prevent the infection from renewing. As wisdom teeth are also located as the rearmost teeth in the dental arch, keeping them clean is also difficult and they are prone to dental decay.

In order to evaluate the position and eruption stage of wisdom teeth properly, often a dental panoramic tomography image of the mouth and jaw area is necessary. The tooth's location, development stage and form influence the extraction method. At its simplest, the tooth can be simply pulled out. In more challenging cases, the extraction can be performed surgically. The extraction of wisdom teeth is often the easiest at an early age before they root more tightly into the jawbone. Often, recuperation is also faster in young people. In some cases, the wisdom teeth do have enough room in the dental arches and keeping them clean is no problem, and then there is not necessarily any reason to remove them. Oral performs even the most difficult dental extractions and surgeries in a professional and painless way.

How to replace an extracted tooth?

An extracted tooth can be replaced with a variety methods, such as dental implant or bridges. Replacement of a tooth is possible especially if it has been removed from a visible spot or if it is significant to biting. In artificial tooth root treatment, an artificial root or implant is planted into the bone, and a tooth can then be constructed on it. Extracted teeth are also replaced with bridges fixed with an implant or using the adjacent teeth.




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