A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket permanently, which can be done either manually or surgically. When other treatments, such as root canal therapy, have failed to save the tooth, extraction is recommended to prevent infection from spreading to other parts of your mouth. It can also be used to remove extra teeth.
Why Is It Necessary to Extract Tooth?
Tooth Extraction Process
There are two types of extraction process;
1. Simple Extraction
A simple extraction is when a tooth that is visible in your mouth is extracted. Simple extractions are commonly performed by a general dentist. A simple extraction involves numbing the tooth and gum tissue and loosening the tooth with an elevator before removing it with dental forceps.
2. Surgical Extraction
A surgical extraction is a more involved procedure for removing a tooth that has broken off at the gum line or has not yet entered the mouth. Surgical extractions are usually performed by oral surgeons, but they can also be done by general dentists. The doctor will make a small incision (cut) into your gum and remove the underlying tooth during a surgical extraction.
Things to follow after tooth extraction Process
Frequently Asked Questions
Any past or current medical history, immune system complications, ongoing medications, and supplements must all be disclosed to your dentist. Hypertension, diabetes, anticoagulant use, bleeding issues, osteoporosis, bisphosphonate use, and birth control pills are just a few of the conditions that must be carefully considered before extraction.
There should be no sensations other than pressure during the extraction procedure. Any discomfort should be communicated to your dentist.