What is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction has your dentist removing the tooth from its socket in the bone. Our dentists at Centre dentaire Île-Perrot perform extractions only when a less invasive option would prove ineffective, or if keeping the tooth would compromise your oral health.
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include problematic wisdom teeth and excessive tooth damage due to dental decay, injury or gum disease.
When it comes to wisdom teeth, several circumstances can occur including potential impaction or incomplete eruption. They may also not have enough room to emerge properly. Teeth may also need to be pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
In normal adult mouths, the last set of molars to erupt are the wisdom teeth. This usually happens between 17 and 25 years of age.
That said, this third set of teeth is not always functional and may crowd out other teeth as they develop. They can also create issues with oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may recommend having them removed.
Repairing Excessive Damage
In most cases, your dentist will work to save a tooth whenever possible. However, there are circumstances, such as injury, gum disease, or excessive decay, which require extraction.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges or crowns.