At Kensington Dental Clinic, we are trained to perform a tooth extraction procedure, to remove a tooth from the mouth.
There are a number of reasons why a dental extraction may need to be performed. Most commonly, tooth extraction is performed when the tooth has decayed or been damaged to a point where it can not be restored.
Other common reasons for requiring tooth extraction include problem wisdom teeth, a crowded mouth, or infection. Sometimes, permanent teeth are removed to make room for orthodontic treatment.
Wisdom teeth are removed when they fail to grow in properly and become “impacted”. Impacted wisdom teeth may remain below the surface of the gum line and put pressure on other teeth. Wisdom teeth may also erupt sideways and towards another tooth, leading to an increased risk of infection. Removal of impacted wisdom teeth can help prevent infection, cavities, and overcrowding of the teeth.