At times, despite our best efforts to maintain our oral health, certain circumstances necessitate the removal of a tooth. This can be due to various reasons, ranging from injury to disease. At Scottsburg Family Dentistry in Scottsburg, IN, our skilled team ensures that the extraction process is as comfortable and painless as possible.
Understanding Tooth Extractions
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure involving the removal of one or more teeth from the oral cavity. This can be essential in various situations:
- Trauma or Damage: A severely cracked or broken tooth may necessitate extraction.
- Disease or Infection: Advanced gum disease or deep-rooted cavities can compromise a tooth to the point of extraction.
- Orthodontic Treatment: At times, teeth are removed to ensure better alignment during orthodontic treatment.
- Preparation: For those transitioning to dentures, specific teeth may need to be extracted.
- Wisdom Teeth: Often, wisdom teeth can pose problems like overcrowding or impaction, requiring their removal.