Tooth extraction is a procedure designed to completely remove the permanent tooth in your mouth, some refer to it as "pulling of a tooth". There are various reasons why a dentist-recommended this procedure and the most common sign is severely damaged tooth due to cavities. Extraction helps the patient relieve the pain experienced as well as stops the spread of infection to other healthy teeth. Removal of teeth can improve overall oral health.
Normally, healthcare providers save the tooth as much as possible. However, in some cases, it is impossible to restore the patient needs to undergo a tooth extraction. A restorative tooth can be saved through some dental treatment—dental filling, root canal, crowning, or bonding.
You may want to check your dentist first before making a decision about tooth extraction. A dentist will help you choose what is the proper treatment for your oral problem. Check some of our dental services which you think you might need for yourself. You can also book your appointment online by filling out our website form.
Does root canal? Tooth fillings, dental bonding, and crowning doesn't help fix the cracked tooth? Understanding the extraction means knowing what types you need. The extraction consists of two types—simple extraction and surgical extraction. Depending on what part of the mouth, your oral health is more important!
Simple extraction is an easy and straightforward removal of tooth that are easily accessible and visible to the mouth. The dentist will use a local anesthesia to numb the area of the tooth and to reduce the pain of the patient before beginning the procedure. The heal and recovery of a simple extraction is fast and easy. The surgeon may use dental tools like elevators and dental forceps to help pull out the tooth. Cracked or severe decay is one of the reason why extraction is advised.
While surgical extraction is complicated procedure involving the removal of tooth which hasn't been erupted/develop. Typically, your dentist will make an incision to your gum to gain access to the tooth. This will allow the dentist to pull or remove the teeth. Surgical extraction is are more difficult than simple, given the difficulty of the procedure, it may also cost you more.
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Find out what are the factors why your dentist advised the removal of your tooth.
Tooth decay can spread to more serious infections. It can extend up to the pulp down to the gum line. A root canal may treat the infection, but when the damage is severe, it could lead to extraction.
Periodontal (Gum) disease
Infection of gums, ligaments, and bones supporting your teeth. Sometimes extraction is the most viable solution to treat gum disease.
Fractures come in many forms. Some damage is severe and the only option is to have your teeth removed.
The dentist recommended the removal of teeth to correct the actual alignment of your teeth. it may be necessary to eliminate the overcrowding of your teeth in your mouth, which helps make space or room for a possible new tooth.
Extraction is necessary after experiencing dental trauma due to accidents such as fighting, vehicular collision, fall, and sports injuries. Visit the nearest dental clinic in your area when your experience any of this trauma.
What to do after a tooth extraction? Aftercare is important to the healing process. The steps are different depending on how complicated the extraction procedure is and the location of the extraction. As for the recovery timeframe, it could be a few hours after the extraction or more than ten days.
Following your dentist's advice is necessary like taking all the prescribed medicine and taking enough rest and a few days off from work, activities (gym or sport), or school. It is also recommended to eat soft food and avoiding chewing hard food can help a fast recovery. Additionally, always maintain good oral hygiene to prevent another dental problem. See your dentist every once in a while for routine check-ups.
Contact your dentist when pain and bleeding doesn't stop. Visit Tulsa's Emergency Dental for any of your oral concerns.