Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
If a tooth has been broken or unrestorable, your dentist will try to save it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. A very loose tooth also will require extraction if it can’t be saved, even with bone replacement surgery (bone graft).
Why Tooth Extraction?
- Some teeth may need to be extracted if they could become a source of infection
- Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.
- Sometimes deciduous (baby) teeth don’t fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in.
- People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
- People receiving radiation to the head and neck may need to have teeth in the field of radiation extracted.
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