Extraction is the procedure of removing a tooth from its socket. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia. At Gupta Dental Clinic, extraction is considered as the last treatment resort for a particular tooth. There is nothing better than saving a natural tooth. An artificial tooth has its own pros & cons.
The procedure involves loosening of the tooth in its socket and then its removal using forceps. Once the tooth is removed, it should be replaced within a period of time. Otherwise, the spaces created by the missing tooth will allow the adjacent teeth to shift in its place. This can cause malalignment of the teeth which may result in problems related to chewing and jaw-joints. Thus, it becomes important to get the tooth replaced with an artificial prosthesis- either a removable or fixed one.
Removal of Impacted Teeth
A tooth that fails to fully pass through the gums is considered as impacted. An impacted tooth remains stuck in gum tissue or bone for various reasons. It may be that the area is just overcrowded and there’s no room for the teeth to emerge. The most common teeth to become impacted are the wisdom teeth (the third set of molars). The maxillary cuspid (corner tooth) is the second most common tooth to become impacted. If a cuspid tooth gets impacted, every effort is made to get it to erupt into its proper position in the dental arch.
To remove an impacted tooth, a gum tissue flap is raised. A section of the bone overlying the tooth is removed. The tooth may even be split into segments to facilitate its Removal. Needless to say that it’s a surgical process and requires anaesthesia.
Sometimes inflammation and infection may still persist around the root tip after a root canal treatment and a re-treatment. For such cases, endodontic surgery is advised. Also known as Root-end Resection, Apicoectomy refers to the removal of the terminal 3-4 mm of the root tip along with the infected tissue. The root end cavity is then filled with a biocompatible material and the tissue flap is sutured back.
Oral cysts are a fairly common occurrence in the mouth. A cyst is medically defined as a fluid filled sac or pouch. Fluids contained within cysts may be sterile or infected. If not treated, infectious fluids may be reabsorbed and spread an infection to surrounding tissues. The most common and beneficial treatment for cysts is excision or removal following a biopsy.
Pre Prosthetic Surgeries
Oral cysts are a fairly common occurrence in the mouth. A cyst is medically defined as a fluid-filled sac or pouch. Fluids contained within cysts may be sterile or infected. If not treated, infectious fluids may be reabsorbed and spread an infection to surrounding tissues. The most common and beneficial treatment for cysts is excision or removal following a biopsy.