Indications for extraction of tooth are:
- Severely damaged or decayed teeth
- Non restorable caries
- Loosened tooth
- Therapeutic reasons ( in cases of crowding of teeth)
- Malpositioned tooth
- Fractured tooth
WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL
Third molars, also known as wisdom tooth are 4 in number and are located at end of the arch or back of the jaw. These are last to erupt in the oral cavity by 17 to 22 years of age.
They are termed as wisdom tooth because they erupt by the time a person become wiser, as they appear late when a person matures and enters adulthood.
These can erupt and remain healthy and uninfected in many whereas many cases indicate their emergency removal, especially when they exhibit presence of infections and other pathologies.
At times , they erupt partially with gum growth over them resulting in gum inflammation and severe pain. These cases also show presence of food impaction beneath the growth making the whole scenario worse.
Some individuals show the presence of 3rd molars deep inside the bone. These are detected only on radiographs as they do not show any evidence of eruption. All these cases if symptomatic leads to extraction procedure if unattended. Procedure of extraction completely depends on the tooth angulation and position. Some cases demand surgical removal whereas others only need forceps extraction. This completely depends on individual patient case and cannot be predicted..