Dental extraction or tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the alveolus bone. Although, naturally teeth have tendency to last for lifetime, but damaged or broken or decayed teeth may need to be removed or extracted after an initial treatment with filling or crowns fails. There are many reasons for tooth extraction, some of them are
Some people have extra teeth that may need to be extracted if it is blocking other teeth from coming in
A loosely bound tooth may need an extraction if it is not even fixed with bone replacement surgery
In some cases, where baby’s teeth don’t fall out in time naturally, extraction methods are employed in order to allow permanent teeth to come in.
If a person is suffering from periodontal disease, extraction of teeth or tooth may be required
Sometimes tooth decay spreads to the centre of a tooth called pulp leading to severe infection. More often antibiotics are not effective to cure such severe infection and extraction may be needed
People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place
If there is a risk of infection and immune system is compromised (in case of organ transplant and chemotherapy), the infected tooth may have to be extracted.
Wisdom teeth or third molars are usually extracted if they cause discomfort, pain, inflammation or if it has erupted through gingival tissue
Pre Tooth Extraction
Before going for dental extractions, dentists at Nagem Dental Clinic Centre analyses the affected area through X ray which helps them in planning the best way to extract the tooth. You will be asked to show your entire medical history, prescriptions and also the medicines (including supplements, vitamins). Also, it is advised to avoid smoking on the day of extraction as it can lead to a painful problem of dry socket. Further, if you have been suffering from cough or cold before some days, our dentists will avoid anaesthesia until you recover fully from the cold.
Types of Dental Extractions
Types of Dental Extractions
Dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is categorised into surgical and simple.Simple extraction: this type of extraction is performed on the tooth that is visible in the mouth. In this case, usually local anaesthetic (using injection) is used and some elevating instruments are required to grasp the portion of the tooth. Usually, a tooth is lifted using an elevator, loosened by moving dental forceps back and forth. After application of pressure, the tooth is pulled out.
Surgical extraction: this type of extraction involves the teeth that are not easily visible in the mouth. Surgical extraction is performed when a tooth is broken off at the gum line or has not yet come in. In order to gain visual access to the teeth, dentists cut and pull back the gums. Sometimes, dentists will remove some of the bone around the tooth in order to extract it. Surgical extraction is performed under local or general anaesthesia, varies from patient to patient.
Post Tooth Extraction
Our team at Nagem Dental Clinic will provide you detailed information about do’s and don’ts after your surgery. Some discomfort and mild pain is expected after tooth extraction but it disappears after some days. If you have questions regarding what to eat and what not, our team will guide you through every instruction before you leave the clinic.