Dentists and oral surgeons are able to do tooth extractions. An oral surgeon is a dentist trained especially to do surgery. Prior to having a tooth extracted the patient will be given a complete dental examination. Your dentist needs to know if there are any other existing problems that could affect the extraction practice. Furthermore, you need to be upfront with your dentist and inform them of any medical issues such as heart problems, etc., which can present a problem.
Here is a list of 3 things you can expect from tooth extraction.
Before beginning the process of removing the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection with a local anesthetic to numb the entire area. If the procedure may be troublesome, your dentist may opt to use a strong general anesthetic instead. This will keep you from experiencing pain and cause you to sleep while the procedure is being done. There is also dental sedation which can help a patient battling stress over the procedure relax.
Normally, getting your teeth removed in the mount lebanon township is a relatively simple process and can be accomplished with the use of extraction forceps. The dentist will slowly and gently move the tooth back and forth, rotating it in the socket. If the tooth is hard to loosen or fractures, an instrument called an ‘elevator’ or ‘luxatar’ is normally used to break away the periodontal tissues from the jawbone where they are attached. Then the tooth can be extracted.
2. Surgical Tooth Extraction
This is a procedure that is normally done under the following circumstances.
. Where there isn’t enough tooth structure left for the extraction tools to grasp onto.
. Teeth have curved roots.
. Teeth are impacted — this means they have not emerged above the line of the gum.
For this instance, the tooth must be cut into small pieces in order to extract it. Once that is accomplished, the tooth socket is thoroughly cleaned so that no tooth debris or pus will remain.
Stitching is required, so dentists normally use the dissolvable thread so that you can avoid having to return to have the stitches removed.
3. Multiple Tooth Extractions
In a case such as this, general anesthesia is employed. This way you will sleep through the whole process.
Usually, patients rather have multiple tooth extraction completed all at one time to avoid having to make repeat visits for extraction. Also, sometimes tooth extraction is done all at once because the patient will be receiving dentures.
Many people are not able to undergo this procedure because of certain medical conditions. You must be in perfect health to withstand the stress of having this procedure done.
Once the procedure is completed, it is essential that a blood clot forms in the tooth socket. You will be told to bite down on a wet gauze pad for around 30 minutes or longer to encourage blood clot formation. You need to be very careful not to allow any food particles to enter the empty tooth socket so that bacteria does not form and lead to an infection.
Keep in mind that carefully following the instructions your dentist gives you is the best way to ensure fast healing after a tooth extraction. Failure to do so can lead to serious health issues, so beware.