Dental Terminology: Tooth Extraction and Surgical Procedures
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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?

<p>Tooth extraction</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of a dental bone graft?

<p>To restore volume and density in the jawbone for future dental implants</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Apicoectomy</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which procedure involves the surgical removal of gingiva?

<p>Gingivectomy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What causes the destruction of tooth structure?

<p>Radiation to the head and neck</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does a local anesthetic do in dental procedures?

<p>Numb the areas where a tooth or area requires a dental procedure</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Dry socket</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common reason for tooth extraction?

<p>Insufficient space for wisdom teeth</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>To remove a diseased tooth</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Severe dental caries or infection</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Removing teeth for cosmetic purposes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of a dental bone graft?

<p>To restore volume and density in the jawbone for dental implants</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Dental implant</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Dry socket</p> Signup and view all the answers

What procedure involves the surgical removal of gingiva?

<p>Gingivectomy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What causes the destruction of tooth structure?

<p>Decay</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does a local anesthetic do in dental procedures?

<p>Numbs the areas where a tooth or area requires a dental procedure</p> Signup and view all the answers

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