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.