About Dental Extractions…
A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics, or informally, tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma, especially when they are associated with toothache. Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth) and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis). In orthodontics if the teeth are crowded, sound teeth may be extracted (often bicuspids) to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened.
The apical resection is a surgical procedure which removes that part of the root which is located deepest in your jawbone. In most cases, this is needed when tooth infections occur and form a cyst in the bone tissue. In time, if the problem is ignored, the cyst may embrace other teeth or even perforate the bone tissue.
Why is the Procedure Needed?
There’s one single alternative to this, and that is extraction. So the main purpose of apical resection is to save your tooth. Your dentist chooses apical resection if the bone tissue around the radicular apex gets infected and if the classical procedure can’t be followed due to various reasons: faulty root canal treatment, specific anatomic morphology (atypical root canals), when the infection doesn’t step back with medication, when accessing the root canal may compromise a dental bridge etc.
About Dental Implants…
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
- Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
- Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
- Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
- Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
- Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
- Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
- Dental Extraction
- Dental Implant
- Dental Retainer
- Apical Resection
- Dental Graft