Dental Terminology: Tooth Extraction and Surgical Procedures

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What is the primary purpose of tooth extraction?

To treat chronic tooth infections

When might a tooth extraction be necessary in preparation for orthodontic treatment?

Extra teeth blocking other teeth

What is a common indication for tooth extraction?

Supernumerary or malformed teeth

What was a common treatment for various medical conditions before the discovery of antibiotics?

Tooth extraction

What is the purpose of a dental bone graft?

To restore volume and density in the jawbone for future dental implants

Which dental procedure is used to treat a dead tooth by surgically removing the root tip?

Apicoectomy

Which procedure involves the surgical removal of gingiva?

Gingivectomy

What causes the destruction of tooth structure?

Radiation to the head and neck

What does a local anesthetic do in dental procedures?

Numb the areas where a tooth or area requires a dental procedure

What condition can occur following extractions when the blood clotting process is disturbed?

Dry socket

What is a common reason for tooth extraction?

Insufficient space for wisdom teeth

When might a tooth extraction be necessary according to the text?

To remove a diseased tooth

What is a condition that may indicate the need for tooth extraction?

Severe dental caries or infection

What is a possible reason for tooth extraction as mentioned in the text?

Removing teeth for cosmetic purposes

What is the purpose of a dental bone graft?

To restore volume and density in the jawbone for dental implants

What is the most reliable and longest-lasting teeth replacement option available?

Dental implant

What condition can occur following extractions when the blood clotting process is disturbed?

Dry socket

What procedure involves the surgical removal of gingiva?

Gingivectomy

What causes the destruction of tooth structure?

Decay

What does a local anesthetic do in dental procedures?

Numbs the areas where a tooth or area requires a dental procedure

Test your knowledge of dental terminology related to tooth extraction and surgical procedures with this quiz. Learn about indications for tooth extraction and the historical significance of this dental procedure.

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