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Sometimes teeth need to be removed due to advanced decay, bone-jaw disease or trauma. The removal of a tooth is called a tooth extraction. Tooth extraction is a short and easy procedure, it is normal to have some discomfort and swelling afterward. Although it has been a little feared before, this procedure is no longer painful thanks to modern anesthetics and analgesics. Individuals with advanced tooth decay and suffering from a severe toothache are relieved by tooth extraction and can then recover their missing teeth with treatments such as dental implants or bridges.

Who Is This For?

Tooth extraction may be necessary for several reasons:

  • Advanced tooth decay,
  • Infection,
  • Accidental fracture,
  • Needing to make room to realign the other teeth in the scope of orthodontic treatment,
  • Incorrectly growing wisdom teeth; to avoid pushing other teeth in the jaw and preventing a possible infection

Treatment Duration

20-40 minutes

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Infections

Recovery Time

7-10 days

Success Rate: 94%

Alternative Treatments

  • Root Canal treatments
  • Dental Implants
  • Crowns
  • Veneers

How Does it Work?

Due to the wide variety of effective dental treatments today, dental extraction is often considered the last solution by dentists. But in some cases, extracting the tooth is essential for general oral and dental health. In such a situation, there are treatments to replace the extracted tooth and you will not have any problems due to your missing tooth. Tooth extraction has some unique post-procedural effects, but it disappears in a short time.

What Does a Tooth Extraction Involve?

1.         Consultation for Tooth Extraction

Your tooth extraction treatment process begins with an online consultation. Our experts listen to your complaints and your expectations, then they will inform you about whether you need a tooth extraction or other primary treatments. It is important to share all your medical information that may be useful at this stage. If available, please share your tooth photos or imaging results with the health providers during this online consultation.

2.         Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic

After your first evaluation for tooth extraction, we offer a list of dental clinics that meet the criteria you provide us. You will then take a look at them and decide on one of them. Depending on your choice, we will immediately plan your trip and the entire treatment process.

3.         Final Consultation with Your Surgeon

When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your dentist. Everything about your tooth extraction process will be discussed and decided during this consultation. The dentist will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations and concerns better and also make you understand what you should expect from your treatment and the potential risks or complications of it. Your doctor will explain the whole process clearly in order you to feel comfortable and ready.

4.         Medical Examinations

Before the tooth extraction begins, your dentist will conduct some tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the procedure. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the treatment and if any risk obtained, dentists will try to eliminate them first.

5.         Treatment

  • After having sterilized all his or her instruments and disinfected the patient's mouth, the dentist uses local anesthesia which allows to numb the nerve of the tooth to be extracted so that the extraction is not painful. After the procedure, it is normal for the mouth to remain numb for a few hours.
  • The dentist then performs the extraction. It typically takes place in three stages:

 The first step consists in cutting the epithelial and conjunctive attachments of the tooth

The dentist then places an elevator between the bone and the tooth to make it move and to expand the tooth's socket and separate its ligament;

 Finally, using forceps, the dentist grasps the tooth and extracts it using vertical pressure.

  • Right after the extraction, a gauze pad is used to limit bleeding. This technique helps to form a blood clot, which is necessary for good healing. The compress should be applied slightly for 30 minutes.
  • Before an extraction, you will have local anesthesia. Your mouth will remain numb a few hours after tooth extraction. While your mouth is still numb, be careful not to bite your cheeks, lips or tongue. You should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.  The anesthesia should go away after a few hours.
  • Swelling can cause a sore throat, since the muscles of the face and neck may be swollen. The patient may then experience pain when swallowing. These sore throats should subside as the swelling subsides.

Post-operative Care

  • Keep the compresses in the mouth for 20 to 30 minutes, while maintaining firm pressure. Change the pads every half hour until the bleeding stops.
  • Keep your head up.
  • Apply a cold compress to the cheek at regular intervals (20 minutes of cold per hour) to minimize this risk of swelling and bruising.
  • In case of persistent bleeding, use a slightly moistened tea bag and bite on it for about twenty minutes.
  • Limit physical efforts.
  • On the day of the extraction, only consume soft foods and warm or cold beverages. When you feel better, you can start eating normally again.
  • From the day after tooth extraction until full healing, rinse your mouth 4 to 5 times a day with warm water and salt (1/2 tsp salt in 1 cup of water). Brush your teeth and use dental floss daily to remove plaque to promote better long-term results.


What Should I Avoid After Tooth Extraction?

You should avoid,

´        removing the blood clot since it is used to optimize healing.

´        eating before the bleeding stops.

´        drinking with a straw.

´        smoking or consuming alcohol.

´        eating foods that are difficult to chew.

´        brushing your teeth near the extraction area for the first 72 hours.

´        eating spicy foods.

´        rinsing your mouth or spiting for 24 hours.



Is Tooth Extraction Procedure Painful?

Not during the extraction but after the numbness is gone the patients may experience mild pain. To relieve this pain, the dentists prescribe pain medication for using for a few days.

How to Relieve Pain After Tooth Extraction?

Replace the gauze every 30 minutes while the bleeding persists. Avoid spitting or rinsing your mouth vigorously or brushing your teeth for the first 24 hours as this promotes bleeding. Also, avoid very hot and spicy foods, and drinking with a straw during this period.

How to Stop Bleeding After Tooth Extraction?

Prepare a compress that you will roll to make a tampon twice the thickness of the hole where the tooth was. Make a vigorous mouthwash with water to remove clots. Then bite the compress for 10 minutes.



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    George Bileci Malta, Turkey
    star star Nov 2020
    A very positive outcome, following my decision to pursue in having dental cosmetic surgery/treatment carried out in Turkey. Excellent advisory skills by Flymedi rep Abud. He was professional, well informed, and followed me up with total attention throughout the whole process. Last but not least, I thank Dr Ahmed Kumsan and his team at Infinity Smiles Dental Clinic for their commitment and professionalism. Highly recommended.
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    Alexander Sullivan, United Kingdom
    star star Nov 2020
    I was considering several different options, however Abud was by far the most committed and helpful of all the agents I'd been in discussions with. Everything was organised for me and I was guided throughout and if I was feeling apprehensive about anything or had any questions Abud was always on hand to answer my questions and give reassurances. I'm so happy with the results of my operation and I was left overwhelmed by how friendly and supportive everyone was throughout. If you're considering using flymedi then I can honestly say you'll be delighted with the service both before during and after your surgery.
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    jetty coster, Turkey
    star star Aug 2019
    Nice practice good treatment and service.
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    Kamilaah, Turkey
    star star Okt 2018
    I had a really bad tooth ache. Diana helped me a lot and found me a close and affordable dentist and gave me an appointment on the same day. She kept in touch after to see how everything went. Excellent service would definitely use again and recommend it to everyone!
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    Tahir, Turkmenistan
    star star Apr 2018
    Thank you very much to Flymedi, to Ms. Diana Vinogradova - our coordinator, for the excellent, fantastic service organized. It was a pleasure to come to Istanbul several time and have medical treatments.I have no problems and headache during my visits. All procedures, starting from the meeting at the airport and up to my departure were well planned and organized on the high professional base.Let me recommend to all - if you decided to have a medical treatment in Turkey or you need professional med. consultation with regard to this, do not hesitate to apply and contact with Flymedi!!!

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