The tooth extraction process can be the result of a number of things, including:
- Gum disease
- Tooth damage/trauma
- Tooth decay
- Tooth impaction
Tooth extractions are generally simple dental procedures that include the use of a local anesthetic prior to the extraction procedure. In more difficult extraction cases, a general anesthetic may be used to perform the dental procedure.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Some patients’ wisdom teeth need to be extracted due to tooth impaction, which means the wisdom teeth are unable to grow normally because they are stuck or growing at an angle into other teeth.
Wisdom teeth are extracted in order to prevent infections or damage to other teeth. The dental extraction procedure for wisdom teeth consists of local or general anesthesia and the removal of the affected teeth with a minor surgery.