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Extractions

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 ?

  • 1) Strictly follow the instruction given by the dentist.
  • 2) Keep the gauze piece in the mouth and keep on biting constantly at least for one hour.
  • 3) Wait until the effect of anesthesia wears off before eating anything solid.
  • 4) Take medicines regularly. it can be dangerous to stop medication without your dentists knowledge.

WHAT NOT TO DO AFTER EXTRACTION?

  • 1) Don’t spit at least for 24 hours as this may dislodge the clot leading to the dry socket.
  • 2) Don’t Smoke for 48 hours as this may delay the healing process.
  • 3)Don’t eat any hot thing as this may cause swelling.