Dental extraction can be referred to as exodontias. Basically, dental extraction is the medical terminology for the removal of a tooth from your mouth. Dental extraction is a common occurrence for the removal of wisdom teeth before they break the gum line. Many people simply don’t have enough space for wisdom teeth, also known as impacted third molars, in their mouths. There are many reasons why you may need a dental extraction, but for most cases, it is a last resort effort. If you suffer from severe tooth decay or tooth abscess, you may require a dental extraction because the diseased tooth is beyond repair. In such cases, dental extraction may prevent the spread of infection or be the first step to a restorative solution such as dental implants. You may require a dental extraction for extreme cases of gum disease, unnecessary teeth that will overcrowd your mouth, or fractured teeth. You may also consider dental extractions for cosmetic reasons because a tooth has become poor in appearance and cannot be restored. Whatever the reason, your dentist will be able to help. Your friendly local dentist in Bath can provide you with more information if you have any further concerns regarding dental extraction. If you have questions at all regarding the safe removal of your teeth, please get in touch with our offices straight away and we would be more than happy to help.