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Which Teeth are Hardest to Extract

Posted on 5/24/2021 by O'Sullivan, Deluca & Ressel Dental Care
Which Teeth are Hardest to ExtractTooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of teeth. This could be done for several reasons, such as extracting loose, damaged, or overcrowded teeth. This procedure is best when done by a dentist since there are teeth that are more complicated than others to remove. This could depend on their placement, size, location, shape, and structure.


Molars are the teeth located at the rear end of the jaw. Therefore, these teeth are made to grind and chew food and are broader and more prominent than others. Molars are more difficult to extract because of their position and function, which warrants them to have many roots that firmly anchor them into the jawbone. Due to how close the upper molars are to the sinuses, extraction of these teeth can be particularly challenging. Molars are more challenging to remove than other teeth since their roots are frequently twisted and divergent.

Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth are teeth that cannot fully erupt from the gums. They are usually the result of limited space in the mouth, causing the tooth to become trapped and unable to grow in its natural position. This may result in discomfort, infections, and harm to nearby teeth. Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are most likely to develop an impacted position. Wisdom teeth usually emerge in the late teenage years or early twenties, but many people do not have enough space in their mouths to accommodate them. As a result, the teeth may only partially or permanently emerge from the gums. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop around impacted teeth. Cysts increase the risk of infection and can harm neighboring teeth and cause bone loss. Cysts usually need to be surgically removed to stop additional harm. Some signs of impacted teeth are pain, swelling, redness, and infection.

Decayed Teeth

Significant dental decay can significantly make removing the tooth challenging if it has advanced to the point where the tooth structure is weakened substantially. In these situations, the tooth may fracture or shatter during extraction, making the process complex.

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