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how is a molar tooth removed if it is not loose?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Very carefully: Your dentist or oral surgeon has the proper tools and training to remove the tooth even if it does not seem loose to you. Sometimes, depending on root anatomy, it is taken out in pieces. Often the dentist will want to place a bone graft material in the vacant site to improve healing and your options of a future implant.
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
We have our ways...: Most teeth are connected in the mouth by fibers (periodontal ligament). Sometimes they too get attached to the bone. Like a baby tooth tha is still in even tho you're 40+. Either way a tools generally guided out out or if need be it is sectioned and removed in pieces. Trying to preserve as much bone in the area is main goal. Also just because you think tooth is not loose doesn't mean it isn't.
Answered on Jan 2, 2019
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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
34 years experience Dentistry
Molar extraction: Special tools are used to loosen the tooth then it is extracted.
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Different techniques: There are different techniques to remove teeth depending on the locations dn the number of roots and their shape . Speakmtonyor dentist and have him or her explain your particular situation.
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience Dentistry
Tools: Dentists use tools that can essentially loosen a tooth enough to allow it to be extracted. Sometimes it is necessary to use a drill to cut teeth into smaller pieces or to remove a little bone around the tooth.
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
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Dr. James Vito
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Sectioned: It can still be removed easily if all the roots converge as one. If not the tooth can be sectioned and removed in three pieces.
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Skill, Tooks: Using a variety of instruments and with skill. See an oral surgeon for best results.
Answered on Oct 8, 2016

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