Extractions

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Extractions

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, Legends Family Dental will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. A very loose tooth also will require extraction if it can't be saved, even with bone replacement surgery (bone graft).
Here are other reasons:
Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.
Sometimes baby teeth don't fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in.
People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
People receiving radiation to the head and neck may need to have teeth in the field of radiation extracted.
People receiving cancer drugs may develop infected teeth because these drugs weaken the immune system. Infected teeth may need to be extracted.
Some teeth may need to be extracted if they could become a source of infection after an organ transplant. People with organ transplants have a high risk of infection because they must take drugs that decrease or suppress the immune system.
Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in. They commonly come in during the late teens or early 20s. They need to be removed if they are decayed, cause pain or have a cyst or infection. These teeth often get stuck in the jaw (impacted) and do not come in. This can irritate the gum, causing pain and swelling. In this case, the tooth must be removed. If you need all four wisdom teeth removed, they are usually taken out at the same time.

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A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. General dentists commonly do simple extractions. In a simple extraction, Dr. Ford loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then he uses an instrument called a forceps to remove the tooth.

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A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure. It is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not come into the mouth yet. Surgical extractions commonly are done by oral surgeons. However, they are also done by general dentists. The doctor makes a small incision (cut) into your gum. Sometimes it's necessary to remove some of the bone around the tooth or to cut the tooth in half in order to extract it.

When your mouth lacks the space necessary to properly fit each tooth nature has provided, we may suggest the tooth be removed to prevent overcrowding or damage to your other teeth. This is particularly the case with wisdom teeth that do not fully erupt through the gumline, and instead remain trapped (or, impacted) below the soft tissue of the gums.
In this dental procedure code, the tooth in question has broken through the roof of the alveolar bone encasing it in the jaw, but has not erupted through the gumline. When this occurs, the tooth is referred to as being a “soft-tissue” impaction. Impacted teeth are troublesome because they often come in horizontally, causing the tooth to grow at an angle interfering with adjacent teeth. They can also cause infection. It is for these two reasons impacted teeth are routinely removed.

When your mouth lacks the space necessary to properly fit each tooth nature has provided, your dentist may suggest the tooth be removed to prevent overcrowding or damage to your other teeth. This is particularly the case with wisdom teeth that do not erupt through the gumline, and instead remain trapped (or, impacted) beneath the bone in the jaw.
In this dental procedure code, the tooth in question has broken through a portion of the bone encasing it in the jaw, but has not protruded completely, and has not erupted through the gumline. When this occurs, the tooth is referred to as being a “partial impaction” or “partially bony.” Impacted teeth are troublesome because they often come in horizontally, causing the tooth to traject at an angle interfering with adjacent teeth. They can also cause infection. It is for these two reasons they are routinely removed.

When your mouth lacks the space necessary to properly fit each tooth nature has provided, your dentist may suggest the tooth be removed to prevent overcrowding or damage to your other teeth. This is particularly the case with wisdom teeth that do not erupt through the gumline, and instead remain trapped (or, impacted) beneath the bone in the jaw.
With this dental procedure code, the tooth in question is completely covered by a layer of bone, and is referred to as either “completely bony” or “full bony.” This is further complicated because such teeth often come in horizontally instead of vertically, causing the tooth to traject at an angle, interfering with adjacent teeth. An impacted tooth can also become infected, and it is because of these two reasons they are routinely removed.