Tooth extractions are common dental procedures performed by dentists or oral surgeons to remove damaged, decayed, or problematic teeth. This procedure may be necessary when a tooth is extensively decayed or infected, causing severe pain or compromising the surrounding teeth and gums. Additionally, teeth may need to be extracted if they are impacted, meaning they are unable to fully emerge from the gum line. The process involves administering local or general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort, making an incision if needed, and gently extracting the tooth. After extraction, the area is cleaned and may require sutures for proper healing. Tooth extractions play a crucial role in maintaining oral health by preventing the spread of infection, alleviating pain, and creating space for orthodontic treatment or the placement of dental prosthetics like dentures or implants. Regular dental check-ups and prompt evaluation of problematic teeth can determine the need for extraction and contribute to overall dental well-being.

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