Tooth

Extraction

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Tooth extraction is a dental procedure to remove damaged or problematic teeth. It's performed with anesthesia for comfort.

What is a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure aimed at removing a damaged, decayed, or problematic tooth from its socket in the jawbone. While dentists strive to preserve natural teeth, extraction may be necessary to prevent further complications or alleviate pain.

Common reasons for tooth extraction include severe decay, advanced gum disease, overcrowding, or impacted wisdom teeth. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. After extraction, the dentist may recommend restorative options like dental implants or bridges to restore functionality and aesthetics.

Proper aftercare, such as keeping the extraction site clean and following the dentist's instructions, is crucial for healing and minimizing discomfort. Regular dental check-ups and a diligent oral hygiene routine can help maintain overall oral health and prevent the need for future extractions.

- Normal Tooth Extraction

Normal tooth extraction, also known as simple extraction, is a routine dental procedure performed when a tooth is visible and accessible above the gumline. It is commonly used to remove decayed, damaged, or infected teeth that cannot be restored or pose a risk to oral health.

During the procedure, the dentist administers local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring a painless experience. Using specialized instruments, the dentist gently loosens and removes the tooth from its socket. Normal extractions are relatively quick and straightforward, with minimal discomfort and a short recovery period.

Aftercare instructions typically involve keeping the extraction site clean and avoiding certain foods or activities that may disrupt healing. Normal tooth extraction is a safe and effective solution to address various dental issues and promote oral health.

- Surgical Tooth extraction

Surgical tooth extraction is a more complex dental procedure performed when a tooth is not fully erupted, impacted, or broken below the gumline. This type of extraction requires an oral surgeon's expertise and may involve incisions into the gum tissue to access the tooth.

Surgical extraction is necessary for removing impacted wisdom teeth, severely broken teeth, or teeth with abnormal root structures. Patients are usually given local anesthesia or sedation to ensure comfort during the procedure.

Following the extraction, stitches may be required to close the incision properly. While surgical extractions involve a longer recovery period compared to normal extractions, appropriate aftercare and adherence to the dentist's instructions can support a smooth healing process. Surgical tooth extraction is a vital dental procedure for addressing complex dental issues and maintaining overall oral health.

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