TOOTH EXTRACTION

Dr Turab

GENTLE & PAINLESS

EXTRACTING DAMAGED TEETH

Going to the dentist for a tooth extraction can seem a little daunting. After all, our teeth are meant to stay in our mouth! However, sometimes extracting damaged teeth is necessary and unavoidable. But there’s no need to worry – extracting a tooth is a very standard procedure and our dentists will guide you through every step of the way.

Most commonly, tooth extractions occur when teens and adults get their wisdom teeth removed. But there are other instances where a tooth extraction may be needed. Those reasons include: excessive tooth decay, tooth infection and teeth crowding. All tooth extractions are performed by our highly skilled team of dentists and is a relatively quick and easy process.

BENEFITS OF TOOTH EXTRACTION

Extracting a tooth is a standard procedure and can help with:

WHAT IS A TOOTH EXTRACTION?

A tooth extraction is when a tooth is completely removed from the mouth. It is removed from the socket in the bone. Prior to your tooth being extracted, your dentist will review your medical history and take x-rays to ensure that this is the best course of treatment for you. Your dentist can offer cosmetic solutions to help replace your extracted tooth to restore your smile. A general dentist will be able to carry out simple extractions. If your case is more complicated, you may be referred to other oral surgeons who can perform surgical extractions.

WHAT IS A TOOTH EXTRACTION?

A tooth extraction is when a tooth is completely removed from the mouth. It is removed from the socket in the bone. Prior to your tooth being extracted, your dentist will review your medical history and take x-rays to ensure that this is the best course of treatment for you. Your dentist can offer cosmetic solutions to help replace your extracted tooth to restore your smile. A general dentist will be able to carry out simple extractions. If your case is more complicated, you may be referred to other oral surgeons who can perform surgical extractions.

WHAT HAPPENS?

Before the dentist begins extracting your tooth, a local anesthetic will be applied to numb the area. Once the gum tissue and the extraction site has been numbed, the dentist will work to loosen the tooth using a tool called an ‘elevator’. You may feel some pressure but no pain. Once the tooth has been loosened from the tooth socket, the dentist will use forceps to remove it from your mouth. After the extraction, the dentist will place sterile gauze over the area to minimise bleeding while a blood clot forms. Your dentist will provide you with full aftercare instructions.

WHEN IS AN EXTRACTION NEEDED?

When a tooth is damaged or decayed, a dentist will first try to fix it with cosmetic solutions. These include fillings, crowns and other treatments. However, if the damage is too severe, a tooth extraction may be required. Other reasons that you may need a tooth extraction are:

  • Trauma or injury
  • Infection or decay has reached the root
  • Not enough room for all your teeth
  • Make room for orthodontic treatment

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