- Monday, January 2, 2023
Tooth Extraction is one of the most dreaded procedures. This exodontia procedure involves pulling out a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone after severing the link. We at Sri Padha Dental Care try in every possible way to make this dreadful experience a pleasant one. Before the decision to extract the tooth, our expert dentists will examine all possible ways to repair and restore the tooth so that we can avoid extraction.
Tooth extraction is prescribed for teeth that are damaged beyond repair. The most common reasons leading to tooth extraction are:
- Severe Tooth Damage: Some teeth may have extensive decay and get damaged in such a way that repair is not possible. Teeth that are affected by advanced gum diseases need to be pulled. If the link between the socket and jaw bone weakens due to trauma, the tooth loosens from the joint leaving no other option but extraction.
- Malpositioned teeth: Teeth hurt your oral health and teeth that are misaligned and useless need to be extracted. Teeth that have no opposing teeth to bite against are deemed useless.
- Orthodontic Treatments: Some orthodontic treatments such as braces may require the removal of one or more teeth to aid in the rearrangement. To make space for the new alignment one or more teeth may be extracted.
- Extra Teeth: Supernumerary teeth that block other teeth from erupting may be extracted to facilitate the eruption of new teeth.
- Wisdom Tooth Removal: Wisdom teeth or third molars are prone to problems during the eruption. Since they are the last tooth to erupt there will be complications due to limited space remaining. Due to this space constraint wisdom, teeth may erupt sideways or erupt partially leading to pain, infection, gum line, and facial swelling.
Tooth Extractions can be simple and sometimes require surgery. Simple extractions are done to visible teeth. Surgical procedures are required for invisible teeth. Invisible teeth include partially erupted teeth, unerupted teeth, and a tooth broken at the gum line.
Tooth Extraction procedure at Sri Padha Dental Care may take from 5 to 7 days. First, your tooth is carefully examined and an extraction plan is devised based on the severity of the condition. After careful extraction of the tooth stitches may be used depending on the amount of bleeding. It may take up to a week for the healing process to complete.