To remove teeth that are weakened beyond any sort of repair, extractions may be required. In most cases, teeth with very large cavities, root canal inflammation, or injury due to external trauma will have to be removed if all other dental restoration methods fail.
- Tooth extraction may be necessary if a tooth is seriously affected by a cavity. We would try to save your affected tooth using root canal therapy by getting rid of the infected pulp, but it will have to be extracted if it fails.
- If a tooth undergoes damage due to external trauma, it may suffer minor cracks, chipping, fracture, or even break off at the gum line. This can cause too much pain and oral infection. Therefore, It is best to have it extracted.
- If your wisdom teeth got stuck in the jawbone socket, this could result in a painful condition and lead to severe infection and pain. The best way to treat an impacted tooth is by extracting it from the socket.
- You may also need a tooth extraction while undergoing an orthodontic treatment using dental braces or Invisalign to make space for the movement of the teeth.
Tooth extraction - procedure
The dentist will screen your mouth and determine the necessity for an extraction. The teeth will be cleaned to remove the microbes and prevent the infection of the extraction site. Local anesthesia will be administered near the tooth. Within a few minutes, the drug starts to take effect, and you will lose sensation in the tooth and surrounding tissues. The dentist will grip the tooth using forceps, shake it to loosen it from the surrounding fibers, and extract it entirely. A piece of gauze will be used to control the bleeding and enable the formation of a clot. The wound may be secured using a suture, and the dentist will suggest suitable medication to prevent infection and promote healing.
When you visit us to get a dental extraction, we will start with an initial screening of your mouth and oral cavity. The tooth to be extracted will be cleaned to remove microbes and prevent the extraction site infection. Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the tooth and the surrounding area to prevent any pain and discomfort during the extraction.
Once the anesthesia takes effect and the sensation in the tooth and surrounding tissues is lost, the tooth will be gripped using forceps and shaken lightly to loosen it from the socket. The dentist will then pull the tooth out of the socket. A piece of gauze will be used to stop the bleeding and enable clot formation.