Dental extraction or tooth extraction is a procedure made by a dentist. An infected tooth will be remove to your mouth. Removing a tooth from its socket is the last option if the tooth itself is un-restorable or it has an extensive decay.
Severe tooth decay, gum diseases, or dental trauma are some of the common causes of why extraction is recommended. However, sometimes extraction is advised to correct an actual problem inside your mouth.
Typically, an impacted wisdom tooth can affect your permanent teeth from growing and developing, when this happen wisdom tooth is subjected for an extraction to prevent problem that may occur in the future.
Extraction consist of two types—simple and surgical dental extraction.
Simple extraction is an easy procedure where the dentist remove the tooth that are visible to the mouth. Local anesthesia is give to the patient the numb the area and to reduce the pain before pulling the tooth. Elevator and dental forceps are the common tools used for the procedure. It helps elevate the affected area and loosen the tooth for easy removal.
Surgical extraction is a bit complicated procedure hasn't been erupted or not easily accessible to mouth. This procedure involved making a small incision in the patient's gum to gain access to the tooth that needs to be removed. This procedure is typically performed to an oral surgeon. Unlike simple extraction, general anesthesia is give to patient before the procedure.
Factors why some patient need to undergo a tooth extraction procedure
Severe tooth decay
An infection due to severe tooth cavity could lead to an extraction procedure, especially when root canal doe not work.
Removal of overcrowding teeth
Overcrowding of tooth can affect the possible eruption of other teeth. Eliminating the teeth to make room for another is the best solution for it.
Cure for periodontal disease
Gingivitis is the early sign of gum disease. A periodontal disease is an infection of tissues and bones. Removal of tooth could be the possible solution to cure.
An accident is another reason why extraction is recommended. Any type of accident such as a fistfight, vehicle accident, and sports injury can damage your teeth and mouth. Tooth damage due to an accident can be severe and dental bonding, crown, or even root canal cannot work.
Now that the cause of your tooth pain is removed, you might not be overwhelmed with the idea. It is important to remember that the pain is gone but the gums and their affected area are still fresh. During the 24 hours after tooth extraction, you should be careful about the food you're consuming.
Usually, a dentist may advise you to eat soft food and liquid to make it easier to chew and swallow. Ice cream, Jell-O, and yogurt will be the best to consume after extraction. Applesauce is also a good choice.
You don't want to admit it, but our negligence and ignoring the toothache can be the result of extraction. Once you experience a toothache, it is best to consult the dentist as soon as possible for immediate treatment. You can contact our clinic Sacramento Emergency Dental for any of your concerns.