What is a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extractions are performed by carefully removing the tooth from its socket within your jawbone. At Caledon East Dentistry, our dentist performs extractions only when a less invasive option would be ineffective, or when the tooth in question could cause further complications.
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. You may also need to have a tooth removed if you are undergoing certain types of treatment.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth erupt in the back corners of the mouth and typically are the very last teeth that come in, usually between 17 and 25 years of age.
This third set of teeth is not always functional and could potentially cause crowding. They may also create problems with your oral hygiene. If this is the case then your dentist may recommend their removal.
Repairing Excessive Damage
Repairing a tooth is generally the first step along with anything else that may help to save the tooth. 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 the various tooth replacement options that are available to you, which may include dental bridges, dental crowns, and dentures.