Surgical tooth Extraction
According to American Dental Association (ADA) surgical tooth extraction is “removal or extraction of an erupted tooth requiring removal of bone and/or sectioning of tooth, and
including elevation of mucoperiosteal flap if indicated.” It Includes related cutting of gingival and bone, removal of tooth structure, minor
smoothing of socket and closure.
Questions & Answers
Q. 1. Why do I need surgical tooth removal?
A.1. Surgical tooth removal is indicated in many cases. Some indications of surigcal tooth removal are indicated below:-
- Back teeth with multiple roots.
- Broken front or back teeth.
- Root canal treated teeth.
- Teeth with curved roots.
- Wisdom teeth.
- Canines (Eye teeth), Molar teeth.
- Teeth in areas with thick bone.
- Ankylosed teeth.
- Teeth close to anatomic structures such as maxillary sinus, nerves etc.
- Internally resrobed teeth.
- Teeth with crowns (caps) or posts.
A2. In surgical tooth removal we have to remove bone and tissue around tooth. This removal of tissues and bone may lead to delayed healing or postoperative events such as swelling, edema, hematosis etc. These postoperative events can be prevent by following post-surgical care instructions.