A tooth extraction is a dental treatment that removes the tooth from the mouth. The treatment can be done simply or surgically, depending on the position of the tooth.
Simple tooth extractions are done by loosening the tooth using forceps and removing it. Surgical tooth extractions may require an incision to be made in the gum in order to remove the tooth.
The treatment can be done with the use of various numbing and pain management options to reduce discomfort.
There are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be required, some of which include:
- Wisdom tooth removal
- Overcrowding of teeth
- Correction of tooth alignment
- Damaged or decaying teeth (to prevent infection)
- Gum disease that cause the teeth to loosen
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