Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction

Tooth Extraction


Several cases of extracted or missing teeth are shown below. Implants are used to fill the empty space left after tooth extraction.

Effects of Missing Tooth after Extraction

When a tooth is extracted, it leaves empty space in the jaw. It looks bad when you smile. Food also gets stuck in the gap. If multiple teeth are extracted, it gets difficult to properly chew and eat food. Therefore, the gap must be filled to avoid these bad effects.

If the space left after tooth extraction is not filled, then it will cause other teeth to fall soon. The empty space can be filled by either: a dental implant, or a dental bridge or a denture. Dental implant is the best treatment among all these treatments.

Missing Teeth

Problems after Tooth Extraction

After the tooth extraction, the nearby teeth slowly shift towards the empty space to fill the gap left by the extracted tooth. This creates small teeth gaps among all remaining teeth. Very small particles of food gets stuck in these gaps. It causes cavities and decay in those teeth after some time. All these effects result in extraction of nearby teeth very soon.

Missing Teeth

Dental Treatments to Replace a Lost Tooth

An extracted tooth can be replaced in 3 ways:

  1. A dental implant (best option)
  2. A dental bridge made of tooth crowns
  3. A partial denture (not recommended)

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure performed by a dentist to remove one or more of wisdom teeth. The four permanent adult teeth present at the back corners of your mouth are the wisdom teeth. They are the last teeth to erupt in the oral cavity and are also known as the third molars.

They are called wisdom teeth because their eruption age coincides with the age when an individual matures, that is in late teens or early 20s. They may need to be removed in cases where they do not erupt in line with other teeth, or there is insufficient space for these teeth to erupt completely at the corners of the mouth.

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