19 Apr Tooth Extractions: Why They’re Necessary and What to Expect
Although our permanent teeth were supposed to last us for a lifetime, there are several reasons for them to be extracted. Damaged teeth, crowding, severe pain, decay, and trauma are some of the main reasons for tooth extraction. At our clinic, we offer tooth extraction at affordable prices. Get in touch with us now for more details or to book an appointment. We are here to assist you with all your dental needs.
Common reasons for tooth extraction are:
Crowded mouth: If you have crowded teeth and they are misaligned it is essential to extract a tooth or two to make space and align them. Dentists extract teeth to prepare them for orthodontia.
Infection: Tooth decay if not treated on time can cause several issues. Although there are measures such as composite fillings and root canal treatment to help treat decaying teeth, in some cases, it may be too late. If tooth decay extends to the pulp it can lead to severe infection and in this case, extraction may be needed to avoid the spread of infection.
To help you reduce the risk of infection: If you have had a serious illness such as cancer and have undergone chemotherapy, your tooth may decay or you may suffer from severe infection, in such cases, extraction becomes essential.
Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease can cause a number of issues such as bad breath, and further lead to infection of the tissues and bones that support the teeth. This can further lead to the loosening of the teeth, in such cases tooth extraction is necessary.
What to expect?
A dentist and oral surgeons will perform a tooth extraction. Before the dentist begins the procedure, he will provide you with all details regarding the same. He will also administer local anesthesia to ensure that the area is numb. Some dentists also provide strong general anesthesia to ensure that you don’t feel any pain.
In some cases, your wisdom tooth that requires extraction may be under the gum, in such cases, the dentist will have to make a small incision, use forceps and gently remove it. The hard-to-pull tooth will be cut and then removed.
- Take painkillers
- Bite on gauze to reduce blood flow
- You can use an ice bag to help reduce swelling
- Do not drink from a straw
- Do not smoke
- Eat soft foods
When do I visit a dentist?
Although tooth extraction is a simple procedure, please note that in some cases you may have to reach out to your dentist, if you have noticed the below signs visit a dentist immediately.
- If you are suffering from fever and chills
- Excessive discharge from the extracted area
- Severe bleeding
- Severe nausea
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