The tooth extraction process involves removing a tooth from the bone socket.
People undergo teeth extraction because of the following reasons:
Before booking an appointment, an x-ray of your tooth is taken. Ensure you tell the dentist about the medications you are on, including supplements and vitamins.
Inform the practitioner if you will be subjected to bisphosphonate treatment. If this is the case, the tooth should be extracted before the treatment. Otherwise, you could suffer jaw osteonecrosis.
The following information should also be revealed before the extraction:
The dentist may wish to ensure each condition is stabilized before you undergo the procedure. During the days leading to the surgery, your dental practitioner may prescribe some antibiotics for you if:
Keep in mind the following on the extraction day:
The extraction method can either be surgical or simple. It all depends on whether the tooth is impacted or visible.
Local anesthesia will be administered to you. The anesthesia will numb your tooth surroundings, making it impossible to feel pain but only pressure during the operation. The tooth will be loosened using an elevator and then remove it with the help of forceps.
Both IV and local anesthesia will be administered to you, leaving you relaxed and calm. Depending on your medical condition, general anesthesia may also be given. General anesthesia leaves you unconscious throughout the whole procedure. An incision will then be made in your gum. The bone near the tooth may need to be removed, or your tooth cut before extracted.
There are few risks associated with this procedure, but the benefits outweigh the complications.in many cases, a blood clot will form in the tooth socket soon after extraction. If the clot dislodges or fails to form, a ‘dry socket’ condition occurs where there is an exposure of the bone in the socket. When that happens, the area is protected by placing some sedative dressing on it. A new blood clot will form.
Other associated risks include:
It will take you some days to go back to your normal health after the procedure. The steps below will speed up the recovery process:
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