What's a Extraction?
Updated: Jan 30, 2020
A dental extraction also referred to as tooth extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.
In only the most extreme and necessary cases such as when its roots are severely damaged beyond repair, we may extract a tooth in preparation for a restorative dentistry procedure, such as dentures. Usually, after a tooth extraction, a blood clot naturally forms in the socket known as the hole in the bone where the tooth has been extracted. However, if the blood clot does not form or dislodges, the bone inside the socket can be exposed.
If you have any questions about tooth extraction or you need an extraction done, please contact Capeside Family Dentistry today. We are located in West Melbourne Florida.