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Tooth extraction, sometimes known as dental extraction, is the extraction of a tooth from the bone socket. Getting rid of teeth is usually not the first step we undergo, but depending on the tooth’s condition, it might be necessary. When a tooth has become injured by too much erosion for crowns or fillings to repair or when a tooth is far too loose to fix with bone grafting, it might need to be removed.

We understand that it’s never enjoyable to hear that a tooth needs to be extracted, so we’ve put together the following list to help you understand some of the additional reasons why teeth are pulled.

-Orthodontics. The mission of orthodontics is to straighten the teeth within your mouth, and if a tooth is in the way of another tooth that needs moving or too big for your mouth, it might require removal.

-Risk of infection. If you’re undergoing treatment that necessitates suppression of the immune system, like cancer or an organ transplant, extracting a tooth or teeth can help avoid infection — both for your teeth and the rest of your body.

-Baby teeth/wisdom teeth. Maybe the most straightforward reason to accept for tooth removal is lingering teeth that haven’t removed themselves as they should have, such as baby teeth and wisdom teeth. In this case, we’ll be helping them move along so that they make space for new teeth or don’t end up causing you to suffer from needless pain.

If you’re anxious about tooth extraction, remember: brushing and flossing your teeth and gums daily and visiting your dentist habitually are the greatest ways to avoid eroded teeth. Please set up your next appointment with our El Monte, California, office now by calling 626.579.4274. Dr. Zhao, Dr. Hadiwidjaja, and the staff of Sunshine Dental Group will be happy to see you again.