If a tooth has been broken or decayed, your dentist will try to save it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In such cases, the tooth needs to be extracted. Other cases that may require extraction are very loose teeth if they can’t be saved, if teeth become a source of infection, for some people having extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in, deciduous (baby) teeth don’t fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in, and people getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
Wisdom teeth are rear (third) molars that form later than all other teeth. If the jaws are too small to accommodate all the teeth, there may not be enough space for the wisdom teeth to come through properly and they become impacted (stuck), often causing problems. The common symptoms of a wisdom tooth problem include reddened, inflamed gum alongside the wisdom tooth, swelling, pain, pus coming from the gum line, and lymph glands under the jaw become enlarged and sore. When wisdom teeth problems occur, removal of these wisdom teeth is recommended.
Three methods of cutting oral soft tissue that are common in dentistry: via scalpel, electrosurgery, and laser. Each of these methods works but where they differ are in terms of hemostasis (arrest of bleeding), and healing time. Electrosurgery is a very useful tool to make a precise cut or excise soft tissue just like a scapel blade does. While a cut is made; at the same time, electrosurgery coagulate the surrounding blood vessels making the surgery bloodless. This will improve visibility during surgery, less blood loss, and faster overall healing.
Microscopic dentistry involves the use of a dental microscope and is designed to improve diagnose and treat problems at the earliest possible stage, and also to minimize the removal of sound tooth structure thanks to the precision and high magnification that the microscope provides. It is very important to face the problem early, because otherwise the use of more invasive treatment are required. With microscopic dentistry, we can provide a win-win situation for both the patient and the dentist. This instrument is especially helpful for root canal treatment and restorative/cosmetic dentistry.