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Routine Extractions

A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth.

Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.

The most common reasons for extractions are:

- Severe tooth decay or infection (acute or chronic alveolar abscess). Despite the reduction in worldwide prevalence of dental caries, still it is the most common reason for extraction of (non-third molar) teeth.

- Extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.

- Severe gum disease which may affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of teeth.

- In preparation for orthodontic treatment (braces)

- Fractured teeth

- Insufficient space for wisdom teeth (impacted third molars).

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