In tooth extraction, one or two teeth are pulled out of the mouth. If the tooth is cracked or broken due to tooth decay, your dentist may try to save most of the tooth. They do this by adding crowns or fillings to replace the rest of the tooth. If the damage cannot be repaired, then tooth extraction is needed.
Many people remove their wisdom teeth when they are teenagers or in their early 20s. A tooth that is rotten or painful must be pulled out.
In preparation for your oral procedure, your dentist must prepare you for the operation. For this purpose, an x-ray is performed so that the dentist knows the most appropriate way to extract the tooth. You will need to provide your dentist with a complete medical and dental history.
You will also need to provide your dentist with a list of all medications you are currently taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, and vitamins.
There are two types of tooth extraction. One is simple extraction and the other is surgical extraction. With a simple extraction, the dentist uses a tool to remove the bone structure. The surgical procedure is slightly more complicated and is performed by an oral surgeon who makes an incision in the gum.