Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

  • Posted: Dec 26, 2013
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A tooth may be removed for many reasons; it may be too badly damaged or rotten to be saved by root canal treatment, or it might be causing crowding, or malocclusion, preventing a tooth from exploding, or be loose from advanced periodontal illness.

Typically a local painkiller is used to completely numb the area; nevertheless if the patient is nervous, or young, the utilizing of sedation or general anesthesia might be considered. In an easy extraction, a dentist will grasp the tooth with forceps and use very controlled movements to slacken the tooth from its socket. When the tooth is removed, a blood clot will form in the socket, and, within a few months, will reform new bone to replace the void left by the removed tooth.

If the tooth isn’t fully exploded, it may be necessary to first remove some of the overlying gum and bone tissue to create access; this is most common for wisdom teeth.

After the extraction, the primary healing period typically takes from one to two weeks, and some swelling and remaining bleeding should be expected in the first twenty-four hours.

It’s vital not to dislodge the blood clot that forms in the wound. Occasionally, this clot can break down, leaving what is sometimes known as a dry socket. This may cause temporary pain, and pain which will go down as the socket heals through a secondary restorative process.

Proper care of the area will affect the recovery process. Smoking and permitting particles of food to pack into the socket should be avoided; in addition, it is very important to take any medicine the dentist prescribes. Lastly, new bone and gum tissue will grow into the opening left by the extraction.

Consequences of tooth extraction having a missing tooth can lead to one or two problems such as shifting teeth, difficulty chewing, and malocclusion (bad bite). It is possible to restore the area with an implant, fixed bridge, or a denture

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