There are several reasons dentists carry out tooth extractions. They may end up removing teeth because of crowding, tooth decay, infection, or the risk of infection and decay.

Why does one need to extract a tooth?

Tooth extraction may be needed in the following cases:

  • Decay or infection in the root of the tooth.
  • If a tooth has partially come out of its socket, it may need to be plucked out to prevent further gum infection.
  • Wisdom teeth often need to be extracted,depending on the spacing in the mouth and whether or not they are emerging properly.

Before tooth extraction, you can ask your dentist about the procedure. You probably want to know why you need this dental treatment.

Here are some questions you can ask your dentist:

  • How many teeth need to be extracted?
  • How long will the whole procedure take?
  • Which of the following will be used- local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia?
  • Is there any risk in your situation?
  • Is this procedure complicated?
  • Is there a chance there could be damage to other teeth?
  • What precautions should I take care?
  • How much time will it take to recover?