Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Reasons of Tooth Extraction

  • Teeth damages to the extent preventing application of filling or prosthetics
  • Acute or chronic inflammation of the teeth that prevents root canal treatment
  • Teeth with periodontal disease (gum disease) as a result of which the teeth have substantially lost bone supports
  • Teeth not responding to apical resection (a surgical operation involving resection of the root ends of teeth with inflamed root ends)
  • Roots left in the jaw without having any function
  • Teeth that require extraction in orthodontic treatment (application of braces)
  • Persistent milk teeth that do not come out in the normal course of time even though the permanent teeth have come through
  • Supernumerary teeth
  • Teeth connected to the sinus causing maxillary sinus infection
  • Teeth that may cause focal infection (microorganisms spreading infection from the teeth to other organs and tissues through the blood stream or lymphatic channels)

Embedded Teeth

Embedded teeth are those which are unerupted, staying in the mucosa or under the bone.