Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that removes a tooth in a patient’s jaw. This procedure is indicated when cavities, large broken teeth cannot be restored, and teeth are loose due to periodontitis, or teeth that grow out of place or underground (common in wisdom teeth).
These teeth, if retained, can cause harmful effects on the adjacent teeth, as well as cause pain and discomfort for you. When teeth grow crowded, there is no place for braces; some of the most minor functional teeth are extracted and require high-tech extraction, causing minor trauma. Tooth extraction with modern technology is the optimal and quick solution to help you remove unwanted teeth.
Tooth Extractions Procedures
The doctor will first examine and advise on the tooth you want to extract. In case your teeth can still be retained without necessary extractions, we will notify you of the most effective way to restore the shape and function of those teeth.
When you’ve determined the tooth to be extracted, you will be taking an X-ray to check the factors: how many teeth there are, any abnormalities that make it difficult to remove, or whether the root is close to structures (nerves, blood vessels). This is an extremely important step to ensure your safety.
At Universal Dental, we have all the necessary X-ray machines, so you don’t have to go to any other facility to take an X-ray. Typically, the doctor will offer a low-cost, simple 2D X-ray first to save costs.
Later, if an abnormality is detected, you will be assigned to take other Conbeam-CT films (3D films) to determine the exact location of nearby structures. Avoid unwanted complications like touching or breaking nerves, sinus function, etc.
After taking the X-ray and estimating the difficulties, the doctor will decide whether you should have minor surgery (incorrectly growing, underground teeth) or on the dental chair (the other cases).
For the extraction process to not be painful, good anesthesia is the key. However, it should be noted that if you suffer from cardiovascular disease or an allergy anesthetic. In that case, immediately report to the doctor can choose the type of anesthetic that suits you.
After completing the anesthesia, you will no longer feel pain. At this time, the doctor will use professional techniques to remove the tooth gently.
Notes After Tooth Extraction
After the extraction, you need to take care of the extracted tooth carefully to recover quickly and painlessly:
Bite on cotton balls as the doctor advised. This will help you stop bleeding quickly.
In some cases, if you need more medicine, your doctor will prescribe it. Remember to take your medicine.
Do not shock the empty hole with the following methods: touch your tongue or hands, rinse your mouth and spit hard, chewing food into the hole. These actions may put you at risk of bleeding again.
If anything unusual worries you, do not hesitate to call or come to Universal Dental immediately; we will take care of you wholeheartedly and thoughtfully!
When you have a better understanding of the extraction process at Universal Dental, I hope that you will feel safe and comfortable and have a reliable address for your dental experience.