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:
Potential Risks & Side Effects
Success Rate: 94%
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.
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.
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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