Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Need for Tooth Extraction

Although permanent teeth can last a lifetime, at times they tend to get decayed or damaged. Damaged or decayed teeth can cause various dental problems. Hence the dentists suggest that it is best to have them removed or extracted. Tooth extraction is resorted to due to various other factors too. This includes:
A crowded mouth: Sometimes dentists extract teeth to prepare the mouth for orthodontics. The goal of orthodontics is to properly align the teeth, which may not be possible if your teeth are too big for your mouth. Likewise, if a tooth cannot break through the gum or erupt due to lack of space the dentist may recommend its extraction.

Infection: If tooth decay or damage extends to the pulp it may result in growth of bacteria in the mouth. This will lead to infection and if it is so severe that antibiotics do not cure it a tooth extraction may be needed to prevent the spread of infection.

Gum disease: Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth. It might result in loosening of the teeth and tooth extraction may be necessary.

Tooth extraction Procedure

The Dentists and oral surgeons at Habbu Dental world are highly qualified to perform tooth extractions. The tooth extraction is conducted as follows:

  • Before removing the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anaestheticto numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are having more than one tooth extracted or a tooth is impacted, your dentist may use a general anaesthetic; this will prevent pain throughout your body and make you sleep through the procedure.
  • If the tooth is impacted, the dentist will cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth and then, using forceps, grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that hold it in place.
  • Sometimes, a tooth that is difficult to remove must be taken out in pieces.

After Tooth Extraction

Once the tooth has been extracted, a blood clot usually forms in the socket. The dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket and get you to bite down on it in order stop the bleeding. Sometimes the dentist will also place a few self-dissolving stitches to close the gum edges over the extraction site.

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