What is a tooth extraction?
It is a process whereby a dentist removes a diseased tooth from the jaw bone painlessly after giving you a local anesthesia.
WHEN IS IT NECESSASARY TO REMOVE THE TOOTH?
Tooth needs to be removed under following circumstances
- When the tooth is decayed beyond repair.
- When the surrounding structures are damaged beyond repair.
- Intentional extraction to create space for orthodontic [braces] treatment.
- Impacted teeth which are not likely to erupt at their normal position.
- Infected root pieces of teeth.
- Overretained milk teeth.
- Patient can’t afford saving a tooth either due to time constraints or economical reasons.
HOW MANY TYPES OF EXTRACTIONS ARE THERE?
A Simple extractions: Minimal time, skill & instruments are required.
Difficult(complicated extraction):Specialized Instruments ,skill & time required where a specialist might cut the tooth in to pieces, cuts some of the surrounding bone & then removes the tooth.
IS DENTAL EXTRACTION PAINFUL?
A In modern dentistry due to certain good local anesthetic drugs & effective premedications dental extractions has become painless & fear less procedure especially if done by an oral surgeon.
WHAT TO DO AFTER EXTRACTION ?
- Strictly follow the instruction given by the dentist.
- Keep the gauze piece in the mouth and keep on biting constantly at least for one hour.
- Wait until the effect of anesthesia wears off before eating anything solid.
- Take medicines regularly. it can be dangerous to stop medication without your dentists knowledge.
WHAT NOT TO DO AFTER EXTRACTION?
- Don’t spit at least for 24 hours as this may dislodge the clot leading to the dry socket.
- Don’t Smoke for 48 hours as this may delay the healing process.
- Don’t eat any hot thing as this may cause swelling.