‘Dentists Opt for Extraction if Damaged Teeth Cannot Be Restored,’ Explains Expert
Tooth extraction techniques for trauma and crowded teeth
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why a tooth extraction might be in order: disease, trauma and crowding being the usual suspects.
“A dentist’s first priority is always to help restore the damaged tooth, either with a filling, a crown or other dental treatments. But sometimes the tooth or teeth in question have suffered entirely too much damage for restoration – this is where the extraction process enters the picture,” says Dr Kathrin Trelles, a leading Dubai-based implantologist cosmetic laser dentist and founder of Vilafortuny.
She adds: “Common causes for tooth extraction span a crowded mouth which can disrupt placement of braces or prevent eruption of new teeth from gums, infection when tooth decay extends to the pulp, risk of infection to a compromised immune system and periodontal disease.”