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A dental extraction (also known as tooth extraction), is a dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the jawbone. This procedure is typically performed by a dentist or oral surgeon. There are various reasons why a dental extraction may be necessary. Some common reasons include:

1. Severe tooth decay: When a tooth is extensively decayed and cannot be restored with a filling or crown, extraction may be recommended to prevent further infection or damage to surrounding teeth.

2. Impacted wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often do not have enough space to fully emerge or develop properly. If they become impacted (trapped beneath the gum line), they can cause pain, infection, or damage to adjacent teeth, necessitating extraction. regeneration).

3. Orthodontic treatment: In some cases, tooth extraction may be part of orthodontic treatment to create space for proper alignment of the remaining teeth.

4. Periodontal disease: Advanced gum disease can lead to loosening of teeth. In cases where the teeth cannot be saved through other treatments, extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection.

5. Fractured or broken teeth: If a tooth is severely fractured or broken and cannot be repaired, extraction may be the best course of action.

* Video shown with bone grafting (socket preservation) and GTR (guided tissue regeneration).

During a dental extraction, the area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. The tooth is then carefully loosened and removed from its socket using specialized dental instruments. After the extraction, proper aftercare instructions are provided to promote healing and prevent complications.

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