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What is a tooth extraction?
An extraction means having a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. For these reasons, tooth extractions are very effective. Removal due to disease will prevent the disease from spreading in the mouth. Removal due to trauma will prevent infection, pain or additional problems. Removal of crowding will allow plenty of space for the other teeth and prevent misalignment and crooked teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the third sets of molars in the very back of the mouth. There are a variety of reasons why these teeth sometimes need to be removed. Every patient is unique, but in general, wisdom teeth may need to be removed when there is evidence of certain changes in the mouth.
Some reasons for removal include:
- biting cheeks
- damage to adjacent teeth
- gum disease
- tooth decay (if it is not possible or desirable to restore the tooth)
Dr. Nozaki may also recommend removal to prevent problems or for other reasons, such as when removal is part of an orthodontic, restorative or periodontal treatment plan.
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