Reasons of Tooth Extraction?
- Teeth with root fracture due to trauma
- Teeth with fracture lines due to trauma
- A broken tooth, or one that’s irreparable
- Too many teeth (also referred to as crowding)
- A decaying tooth, or a tooth that can’t be saved with endodontics
- Supernumerary teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.
- Severe gum disease which leads to bone loss and making the teeth wobbly.
- Wisdom teeth removal (wisdom teeth themselves being painful or damaging the next-door tooth due to their odd position).
- Teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
- Prophylactically for patients who are about to undergo radiotherapy, teeth with poor long-term prognosis are taken before the start of radiotherapy.
- The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
Types of Extraction
What to Expect with Tooth Extraction
- Dentists and oral surgeons (dentists with special training to perform surgery) perform tooth extractions. During your tooth extraction appointment, dentist will have a digital X-rays which enables him to carry out comprehensive diagnostics prior to any teeth extractions.
- Your dentist will use a local anaesthetic to make sure the area being treated is fully numb, so you won’t feel any discomfort. If you’re nervous about the anaesthetic, speak to your dentist about the other options available, like sedation, and they’ll be able to recommend the most suitable.
- In order to remove your tooth, your dentist might need to take a little gum or bone tissue away first, especially when it’s impacting the tooth needing to be removed. This is particularly common with wisdom teeth. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, your dentist will use dental forceps to remove your tooth. This is done by moving the tooth back and forth to detach it.
- Once the tooth has been fully removed, your dentist will use gauze to stop any bleeding, and use stitches to repair the gap should this be necessary. The whole treatment shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes.
Sectioning a Tooth
Post Extraction Home Care
Blood Clots That Form in The Empty Socket
- Avoid rinsing or spitting for 24 hours after the extraction.
- Avoid use of a straw, smoking or hot liquids.
Pain and Medications
Brushing and Cleaning
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