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Dental extraction, or exodontia, is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are often performed on teeth that has been destroyed by tooth decay. Teeth may also be extracted to make space for orthodontic treatment, for instance, in the case of overcrowded teeth.


Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed by both dentists and oral surgeons. You may be asked to take some time to relax after an extraction treatment, typically 24 to 48 hours, to ensure that the extraction area is allowed to clot.

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