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Extractions & Impaction

Dental extraction is removal of teeth from dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.


What is the need of extraction?

Teeth most commonly are extracted because of becoming unrestorable through decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma, especially when associated with toothache. Sometimes when the wisdom teeth are impacted and for orthodontic treatment if teeth are crowded, sound teeth may be extracted to create space so that rest of teeth can be straightened.

What happens during tooth removal? Is it painful?

Your dentist at Dental Den will inject a local anesthetic into your mouth and check if it has taken effect before starting the procedure. Then will widen your socket and gently rock the tooth side to side until its loose enough to pull out. You might feel some pressure and some noise but you will not feel any pain.Most teeth take only a few minutes to remove afterwards tooth socket closed with stitches.

extraction2Why do “impacted wisdom teeth” need to be extracted?

Wisdom teeth are third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. When they are impacted (enclosed within the soft tissue and jaw bone) or only partially erupted through gums, which allows bacteria to enter around tooth and cause infection results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness and general illness need to go for extraction. Tooth crowding-as part of their efforts to come fully into the place, they can put pressure on other teeth and cause them to become misaligned (crowded and shifted). Furthermore, cysts and tumors- can develop in the tissue associated with impacted wisdom teeth. Misdirected wisdom tooth can cause damage to person’s second molar (the next tooth forward of wisdom tooth).

How do I know if I have wisdom teeth?

Ask about the positioning of your wisdom teeth. Your dentist may take an x-ray or OPG (full mouth x-ray) to evaluate for presence and alignment of your wisdom teeth. You may be recommended that your wisdom teeth to be extracted even before problems like tooth decay and gum diseases like pericoronitis develop. This is done to avoid more complicated and painful extraction that might have to be done a few years later.

What to expect afterwards?

You will have some bleeding where your tooth was removed. Your dentist at Dental Den will give you a piece of soft padding to bite to stop bleeding. After a local anesthetic, it may take several hours before the feeling comes back into your mouth. After having your tooth removed, there are certain steps you can take to help your recovery.

  • Don’t rinse your mouth out for at least six hours. After that, rinse gently with water. If you like, you can try adding half a teaspoon of table salt dissolved in a glass of warm water.
  • When you feel ready to eat, start with sips of warm (not hot or spicy), soft or pureed food that you don’t need to chew. Don’t suck on a straw.
  • If your gum bleeds, bite down on a clean pad of material such as a clean handkerchief for at least 15 minutes.
  • Don’t drink alcohol for at least 24 hours and don’t smoke for as long as possible – at least 24 hours.
  • It can take several days to a week to make a full recovery. You can brush your teeth but keep your toothbrush away from the healing wound to begin with, brushing closer to it each day.
  • Depending on the reason and type of tooth you have had removed, you may have stitches. These will dissolve by themselves and won’t need removing. It’s important to carefully brush these three to four days after the surgery to stop food getting trapped. However, be careful when brushing so that you don’t dislodge the newly-formed blood clots over your empty tooth socket.

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