Your wisdom teeth are meant to be permanent but if they start decaying and developing a cavity, you may be forced to extract them. A qualified Jupiter dentist should perform the extraction, of course.
Completely removing a permanent tooth from its socket is an incredibly delicate task. It requires a lot of skill and experience.
There are two types of tooth extraction; simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed when a tooth is easily visible. Surgical extractions are done when a tooth is hard to reach.
A tooth extraction is necessary for the following circumstances:
Extensive Tooth Decay
When a tooth is extensively damaged due to decay, it erodes the center pulp of the tooth. When bacteria invade the decayed area, an infection will certainly happen.
The most common dental solution to such a case is to perform a root canal. If the root has spread too far, a tooth extraction will have to be performed so that the infection does not spread to the rest of the mouth.
An abscessed tooth may also require a tooth extraction. That is the only way to clean the pocket of pus at the root of the tooth.
Abnormal Tooth Development
Third molars or wisdom teeth sometimes do not erupt from the gums and grow abnormally. They are very easily impacted.
Teeth that grow abnormally are at a higher risk of getting infected than other teeth because of their placement. These teeth are also more prone to inflammation hence tooth extraction is often the recommended course of action.
Tooth extraction is an option for kids whose primary teeth have taken too long to fall off their gums. The loss of primary teeth at the right time encourages the correct growth of permanent teeth. It will usually be after several years before tooth extraction is recommended.
Periodontal disease refers to the infection of the gums. It can also affect other areas surrounding the teeth such as the alveolar bone and the periodontal ligaments.
The early stage of Periodontal Disease is gingivitis which is a small gum infection. The good news is that it is very easy to prevent periodontal disease with simple oral healthcare.
In some cases, Periodontal Disease leads to extreme loosening of the tooth which can make a tooth extraction necessary. A tooth that is loosely attached to the gums is prone to infection and disease.
When an accident, for example, a motorcycle accident, happens that results in teeth damage, the first choice is usually to preserve the teeth. However, that is not always possible.
If the damage to the tooth is extensive enough, then a tooth may have to be removed. Otherwise, the tooth may negatively affect the surrounding teeth and cause other dental issues.
Such trauma cases are usually done by an oral surgeon. However, if the teeth are only chipped or cracked but you still want to remove them, a dentist should do just fine.
There are many other cases where tooth extraction can become necessary. Even though it may not be convenient, you may have to do it.