We do dental extraction at Northern Dental Clinic, which is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. What It’s Used For. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired.
There are a number of reasons why your teeth may need to be extracted. Some of the most common reasons include:
Severe gum disease (periodontal disease). This is caused by bacteria building up on your teeth and damaging the bone that holds them in place. The teeth become loose and will need to be removed professionally.
Tooth decay. If a tooth is very decayed, its nerves and blood vessels can die, leading to a painful abscess.
A broken tooth. If it can’t be repaired it will need to be removed
Crowded teeth. If you have a small jaw or lost your milk (baby) teeth early, your teeth may be crooked and you may need to have one or more removed so the rest can be straightened
Wisdom tooth problems. If there isn’t enough space in your mouth for your wisdom teeth they may become impacted (stuck behind the tooth in front) and need to be removed.