...Beauty, cleaning, DIY tips and more - free to join!
   Login   Contact us   Site map   Puzzle Club   Ask a question    Newsletter

What is an extraction?


Question asked by: mrquestion

Asked on: 27 Dec 2009

In dentistry extraction is the process whereby a tooth is removed.

These days there is no doubt dentists try to leave teeth in much more than used to be the case in the old days. However there occasions upon which it is best to remove the tooth, either because it is too decayed to be saved, or often because it is being squashed and there is basically no room for it in the mouth.

In these cases it is removed, under local anaesthetic of course, and basically twisted, pulled and pressure applied to extract it from the mouth. This is usually done by a dentist but quite often with wisdom teeth and occasionally with other teeth that have complexities such as a twisted root then they may be done in hospital instead.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 27 Dec 2009
Rate Answer
Comment or provide your answer to this question
No comments have been added to this question "What is an extraction?".
Ask a New Question

Find out more about Beauty

Beauty Questions and Answers

teeth Questions and Answers

Next question: What are the costs of dentistry in the UK?


Become a Member! It's Free >>>

Share on Facebook: On Twitter: TwitterTweet this!

Question Keywords

extraction  

More Questions:

Does Massage Have Any Health Benefits?
If A Client Has Sunburn Can You Give Them Full Facial Treatment?
Should I Wear Deodorant?
How Do I Get Wavy Hair?
What Can You Do If You Are Naturally Hairy?