Tooth extraction is a dental operation that is performed when one or more teeth in the mouth need to be removed. The majority of teeth extracted is because they are irreparably damaged.
What are the Common Causes for Teeth Extraction?
People regularly get their teeth extracted for a number of reasons. The following are a few of them:
Overcrowding may necessitate the extraction of one or more teeth in order for the remainder of the teeth to grow properly. Following orthodontic treatment, a tooth (or many teeth) may need to be removed in order to correct the rest of the teeth and allow others to migrate in their proper positions.
2) Damaged and Decayed
One of the most prevalent causes for teeth extraction is that they have reached a stage of damage where the dentist can’t restore them. Extraction is needed here, and the removed tooth/teeth are replaced with an implant, bridge, or other device.
3) Need Replacing
If a tooth becomes chipped or fractured to the point where it can no longer be healed, it may need to be pulled. After that, the tooth would need to be replaced with an implant or a dental bridge.
4) Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 24. Not everyone is born with the bud structure which allows them to develop wisdom teeth. Many individuals can have three to 4 (wisdom teeth if they obtain them. Inside the rear of the mouth, one will develop behind each molar. They may grow crooked (interfering with existing teeth) or cause discomfort, inflammation, or irritation; in such cases, the teeth must be extracted.
These are all the four (4) most common reasons for tooth extraction. In certain circumstances, more than one of the aforementioned factors may need a tooth extraction. When there is nothing else that can be performed to save the tooth, the last resort is to extract it.
Tooth Extraction Types
When a tooth needs to be extracted, there are two (2) types of extractions that are often used. The following are the details:
Extraction Made Easy
Teeth that are accessible inside the mouth are extracted using simple extractions. This treatment may usually be completed in your dentist's office, and you will be allowed to go as soon as the tooth/teeth are removed and the bleeding has stopped. Teeth may generally be extracted with only dental forceps.
If tooth/teeth are not easily accessible within the mouth, a surgical extraction is done. Wisdom teeth, for example, can be extracted if they are impacted and have not yet burst through the gum line. Such operations are usually done using general anesthesia. The majority of these operations are usually performed in a specialist clinic, while some dentists may be able to do them in their offices as well.
Options for Pain Management
You should expect to feel discomfort and soreness for a few days to a week after having a tooth extracted. Many dentists will prescribe pain medication to help you cope up with the discomfort. Having your prescription filled and using the prescribed medicine dosage can significantly lessen your discomfort in the days after the surgery.
To protect the region surrounding the removed tooth from becoming infected, rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of salt diluted in a cup (8 oz) of water 2-3 times each day.
24 hours following the operation, resume all brushing and flossing routines as usual. When washing the region where the tooth was pulled, be careful.
What We Do
At Emergency Dentist, we endeavor to give our clients the finest care possible. Your natural teeth, we feel, are the greatest teeth you can have. When tooth extraction is the only choice, we'll do everything we can to make sure your treatment and recuperation go as smoothly as possible.
If you believe that you may require a tooth extraction (or other dental procedure), please feel free to visit our website Emergency Dentist for more information.