Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth. A tooth is extracted if it is grossly decayed, infected, loose tooth, over-retained milk tooth, or crowding.

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Re-treatment with root canal vs. extraction. Which is better?

Query: Hi doctor, I have infection on tooth number 14. I have been thinking about extraction versus retreatment. It is an 11 years old root canal treated tooth. A crown was placed on it 2 years ago. After that, once in a while it happened to become sore. Two months ago, another crown was placed on my low...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sending across the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). One of the roots has a huge abscess. The reason is that, it is only half filled. Half of the infected pulp is still inside. This actually can be retreated. But, it might require more ...  Read Full »

Is tooth fused to jaw bone commonly seen?

Query: Hi doctor, During a recent extraction of 9 teeth, the dentist said that my right upper back molar had attached itself to the bone. When he tried to extract it a piece of my jaw bone cracked off, pierced the sinus cavity and punctured an artery. Blood spurted everywhere and they frantically applied p...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tooth must have been ankylosed, which means fused to the bone. Also, it must have been really close to an artery and the laceration of which caused the hemorrhage. But, there is nothing to worry. Even though this is uncommon, the wound will heal. Use Betadine mouthwas...  Read Full »

Why am I having dental abscess after three rounds of root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I had three sessions of a root canal, but I am still having a dental abscess. The treated tooth does not hurt and the root canal seems to be properly done but the abscess keeps coming back even after taking antibiotics. Why is this happening? Also, how can I know what type of abscess ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An X-ray would be required. Mostly, such cases have to go for a treatment known as apicoectomy which is draining the abscess by making a passage through bone. Some abscesses are recurrent which cause necrosis of bone at the root level. Such conditions make root canal tr...  Read Full »

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