Tooth extractions are regimen dental procedures used to remove decayed, damaged or otherwise problematic teeth. The first and foremost priority of the dentist is the preservation of the patient’s natural teeth, however sometimes it becomes necessary to extract the tooth/teeth. Although, the procedure is performed in a dentist’s office, it is considered as surgery. The tooth/teeth may be replaced with dental implants or with some other oral prosthetics, depending upon which tooth/teeth needs replacement.
There are several reasons why you could need a tooth extraction.
Severe tooth decay and cavities are the general grounds on which people need to opt for tooth extractions. Nevertheless, many patients also need to be subjected to extractions is for impacted teeth, which is a problem that usually occurs with the wisdom teeth. Advanced periodontal disease, cracked teeth, and teeth that are severely malformed can also cause tooth extractions. Even though, under several conditions extractions are unavoidable, some could be prevented with routine visits to the dentist for oral examinations and cleanings.
Frequently Asked Questions
After the tooth extraction procedures, how can I care for my teeth?
Being very careful of your teeth after a tooth extraction is key for quick recovery and for the avoidance of further complications. You must abstain from having certain foods and will be instructed to keep the operated spot clean at all times. If antibiotics are prescribed to you, it is essential that you complete the course to avoid any infection. Lastly, you should avoid smoking or drinking with a straw, as it tends to cause further complications such as “dry tooth”.
What should I experience during my tooth extraction session?
If you and Dr. Reena Gusain decide to extract one or more teeth, an oral surgery will be arranged for you at a future date. First, a local anesthetic will be given to you so that you do not feel any pain during the procedure and medications would be prescribed to you for controlling the pain you are likely to suffer from after the extraction. You may also be sedated during your procedure, although it is dependent upon on the nature of your extraction and other issues, such as whether your teeth are impacted.
Am I in need of a tooth extraction?
You can only find that out by going to your dentist for an oral examination but if your teeth are decayed so rigorously that a filling or other restorations cannot restore them, then you can opt for tooth extraction.