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Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Everyone wants to keep their teeth protected from damage and desires to keep it long-lasting. But many people find them in a situation where they don’t have any other option than extracting their teeth. Not all the tooth problems can be cured with treatment so Tooth Extraction is, unfortunately, the last treatment that is done. This is also done when there arises trauma or crowding in your mouth.

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Need for Tooth Extraction

  • Gum Disease
  • Decay or Damage to the Tooth
  • Infection 
  • Excessive Tooth Cracks
  • Improper Alignment of Teeth

Tooth Extraction process is done at the dentist chair. Every person doesn’t need to go through a surgery for teeth removal. The whole process just depends upon the patient’s age, health, complexity of root formation and positioning of teeth. All you need to do in such a situation is to call the professional dentist who will guide you in the best way.

Need for Tooth Extraction

  • Gum Disease
  • Decay or Damage to the Tooth
  • Infection 
  • Excessive Tooth Cracks
  • Improper Alignment of Teeth

Tooth Extraction process is done at the dentist chair. Every person doesn’t need to go through a surgery for teeth removal. The whole process just depends upon the patient’s age, health, complexity of root formation and positioning of teeth. All you need to do in such a situation is to call the professional dentist who will guide you in the best way.

Types of Tooth Removals

  1. Simple Extraction: This method is used to remove the visible tooth. Your dentist will simply numb the area using an anesthetic and they apply pressure to the tooth using forceps to free the tooth from the anchor.
  2. Sectional Extraction: Sectional extraction is conducted when a single tooth has multiple roots. The dentist, here, needs to separate the root and remove them one by one for extracting the tooth.
  3. Surgical Extraction: Used when the tooth is either not visible or is covered by the gum. The surgeon here makes an incision in the gum followed by usage of a drill to remove the gum and bone tissue. The gum is then pulled back, exposing the tooth and root, where afterward a simple extraction method will be used. 

Extraction Aftercare

Feeling pain or discomfort in the mouth after the tooth has been removed is the normal situation. To get relieved from discomfort and full recovery, you can use post-surgery measures.

  1. Use painkillers prescribed by a dentist/surgeon. 
  2. Avoid drinking from straws for a day
  3. Chew gauze for 3-4 hours after surgery. But make sure that you change it before it gets saturated with blood.
  4. Holdback yourself from spitting and rinsing for a day
  5. Prefer Soft Food to Eat
  6. Avoid Smoking till you get fully recovered
  7. Prevent Bacteria from entering to your wound by using children toothbrush to clean other teeth
  8. Sleep Flat on your back

Extraction Aftercare

Feeling pain or discomfort in the mouth after the tooth has been removed is the normal situation. To get relieved from discomfort and full recovery, you can use post-surgery measures.

  1. Use painkillers prescribed by a dentist/surgeon. 
  2. Avoid drinking from straws for a day
  3. Chew gauze for 3-4 hours after surgery. But make sure that you change it before it gets saturated with blood.
  4. Holdback yourself from spitting and rinsing for a day
  5. Prefer Soft Food to Eat
  6. Avoid Smoking till you get fully recovered
  7. Prevent Bacteria from entering to your wound by using children toothbrush to clean other teeth
  8. Sleep Flat on your back

Modified on 20th July 2020 by Kulwant Singh, Category: Dentist