When a tooth has lost the biggest part of its support or has been destroyed extensively in a degree that its repairing is impossible, then the dentist may decide that a tooth extraction is the best treatment option. Extraction takes place using special tools and with local anesthesia. The easement of the extraction depends usually on the morphology and the number of the roots of the tooth.
When the tooth that has to be extracted, has been destroyed in an extended scale and the tools of extraction can’t get it out, then the dentist proceeds with the surgical extraction of the tooth which provides the dentist with an easier access to grip the tooth. Teeth that are usually extracted surgically are the impacted or semi-impacted wisdom teeth.
Disclosure of impacted teeth
Some permanent teeth do not show in the mouth, even though they exist in the bone of the jaw. These teeth are characterized as impacted and can cause aesthetic and functional problems because of the empty spaces they create and incomplete occlusion. With a small local surgical intervention, the dentist can reveal the impacted tooth, and with the help of orthodontics to guide it to the correct place in the mouth.
In some patients’ cases the frenulum of the upper lip is enlarged or placed “too high” causing functional and aesthetic problems. With the process of frenectomy the frenulum can be removed. Frenectomy is a simple procedure that occurs after local anesthesia and without intense post-surgery discomfort treating completely the problem of the frenulum.
The oral cavity is an area where many benign and malignant formations may appear. In most of the cases, with local anesthesia, it is possible to take a biopsy and sent to a pathologist for diagnosis. The timely diagnosis is always very important for the efficient treatment of these pathological states of health.