Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is required for various reasons including decay,a fractured tooth, an impacted tooth, crowded tooth, severe gum disease, tooth luxation, wisdom tooth extraction or other dental injury and severe damage. Tooth extraction is exactly pulling a tooth to completely remove it from the socket.

Procedure of a tooth extraction?

In the beginning, local anesthesia is given to help numb the affected tooth as well as the gum tissue around it. 

 

With the aid of special dental instruments the dentist will loosen your tooth, and then carefully remove it from the socket. 

 

Sometimes, the dentist will have to cut your gums to get access to the tooth, particularly in the case of a tooth that is severely decayed or broken near the line of your gum. 

 

When your tooth is extracted it is then cleaned and treated with disinfection. Sometimes the dentist might additionally apply an implant for your dental bones that helps to keep your bone from deteriorating in the jaw. 

 

In addition, stitches may be placed to assist with the healing process.

How to prepare for a tooth Extraction?

Before starting the tooth extraction procedure and further scheduling the meetings, the dentist will take an X-ray of your mouth. Ensure that you must inform your dentist about any medication you are taking as well as vitamins, supplements or any type of drugs. 

Must inform your dentist if soon you will be treated for any medical condition with an intravenous drug. If so then the extraction should be done before the drug treatment or your jaw can be at risk.

 

Also your dentist should be aware of the below conditions before the extraction procedure begins:

 

  • Thyroid disease
  • Renal disease
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • A congenital heart defect 
  • Artificial joint
  • Hypertension
  • An impaired immune system
  • A damaged valves in the heart 
  • A history of an endocarditis bacteriology in nature.

Before starting the procedure your dentist will make sure that all conditions are stable or treated. He may prescribe you with antibiotics in the starting days leading up to the procedure if your surgery is expected to be long; you have a weak immune system; or you have a specific medical condition.

 

It is very helpful to keep the following things in mind on the day of the tooth extraction in order to ensure quality treatment:

 

  • If your dentist has suggested you for Intravenous (IV) anesthesia, then must focus on clothing. Try to wear a short sleeve shirt and loosen your tight clothes..
  • Also do not eat or drink six to eight hours before the treatment starts
  • Avoid smoking beforehand
  • If you are suffering from a cold, make sure your dentist is aware of this as you may need to reschedule the appointment.
  • Contact your dentist if you were vomiting or feeling nauseated on the night prior to appointment, which could require additional anesthesia or changing the appointment schedule.
  • If you have got general anesthesia, you must call your family members to drive you safely home.

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