When your teeth are crowded or have other problems that have limited your oral functionality and aesthetic appeal, tooth extraction can help. It relieves the pain and helps patients achieve their goals. It’s a cheap procedure compared with other options and is often the only solution for teeth that are beyond repair.

Here are some reasons when your dentist may suggest removing the teeth instead of fixing or repairing it.

  • A crowded mouth
  • Risk of oral infections
  • Tooth decay
  • Oral trauma
  • Impacted teeth
  • Significant bone loss
  • Crooked and broken teeth that can’t be repaired


Your dentist will remove the teeth to prevent infection and allow you to restore your aesthetic appearance. Similarly, patients with infected teeth may also have to undergo teeth extraction to prevent further medical complications including brain abscess.


Types of tooth extractions


Tooth extractions are of three types.

  • Simple
  • Complex
  • Impacted


Now let’s take a look at each of these extraction procedures in detail.

Simple tooth extractions

Simple tooth extraction involves removing the tooth using forceps. Your dentist will perform a simple extraction to move the tooth side to side to separate its periodontal ligament and bone. The forceps also hold the crown in its place. Unfortunately, in many cases, the patients may have to undergo complex extraction since simple extraction is rarely possible due to its limitations.

Complex tooth extractions

Complex extractions are performed when simple extraction procedure can’t be used to pull out a tooth or multiple teeth. In complex extractions, your dentist will need to cut the gum tissue and bone in order to remove the tooth from its socket. Most of the times, your dentist will require placing sutures so that the tissue can be easily placed back.

Impacted teeth extraction

Impacted teeth extractions are often the only solution for patients with impacted teeth. These teeth don’t erupt properly and stay under the gums. As a result, they create health issues and therefore need to be extracted before it’s too late.

To extract impacted teeth, your orthodontist will raise the tissue flap to expose the impacted teeth. Once the tooth is visible, it can be extracted by severing it from gum tissue and bone.

Impacted teeth extractions are usually performed in multiple visits. It ensures that your tooth is entirely taken out. Your dentist may have to even cut the tooth into two or three parts in order to remove it properly.

Once your dentist has extracted your tooth or teeth, dental implants, partial dentures, or dentures are placed to allow patients regular oral functionality.

At 7 Day Dental, we are always eager to help you achieve your oral goals. Our experienced dentists can help you restore your smile and relieve pain by using tooth extraction procedure.

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