Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery. A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth in the mouth. Extractions are performed for several reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Additional reasons for a tooth extraction include:  impacted 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) that are blocked from coming out into the mouth fully. They lie at an angle instead of being upright, remaining tipped against the tooth in front of it. Technically, any tooth can become impacted but it is wisdom teeth that are the most often affected, owing to their late eruption; fractured tooth that is not suitable to be restored; and teeth that cannot be restored endodontically.

Oral Surgery Archive