A dental extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth from the gum socket. It is usually done by a general dentist, an oral surgeon, or a periodontist.
There are many reasons why a tooth might need to be extracted. Some of the most common reasons include:
Dental extractions are usually performed in a dentist's office. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, so you will be awake but you will not feel any pain.
The dentist will first numb the area around the tooth that is being extracted. Then, they will use forceps to grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the gum socket. Once the tooth is loose, the dentist will remove it from the socket.
In some cases, the dentist may need to make an incision in the gum tissue to gain access to the tooth. This is more likely to be necessary if the tooth is impacted or if it is broken.
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After the tooth has been extracted, the dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket to help stop the bleeding. You may also be given antibiotics to prevent infection.
Most people experience some discomfort after a dental extraction. The discomfort is usually mild and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
You should avoid chewing on the side of the mouth where the tooth was extracted for a few days. You should also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, as these can irritate the extraction site.
Most people recover from a dental extraction within a few days. However, it is important to follow your dentist's instructions carefully to ensure a speedy recovery.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about dental extractions:
If you have any questions or concerns about dental extractions, be sure to talk to your dentist.
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