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Top FAQs on Tooth Extraction

by Dentist Auckland Writer

When you are going to extract a tooth, many questions arise in your mind. Below are some top questions that hit your mind when you want to extract a tooth.

What is tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its root. Various reasons can lead to tooth extraction.

What are the reasons for a tooth extraction?

There are various reasons for extracting the tooth. You plan for tooth extraction when the level of discomfort becomes unbearable.

If you have a decayed tooth that is causing persistent pain, it is better to extract that tooth. After extraction, filling and crowning are two popular solutions.

The reason could be extra teeth that are blocking other teeth from coming in.

Sometimes milk teeth don't fall out in time. At that time, dentists may recommend a tooth extraction.

Those who are wearing braces may have to extract teeth to make space for teeth to settle down in their right position.

An accident may also lead to tooth extraction when you get hit on your face that damages the teeth.

People who are receiving radiation to the head and neck may need the extraction of teeth.

Some teeth may require extraction because they may cause infection after an organ implant.

Wisdom teeth known as third molars may cause unnecessary crowd and affect the alignment of other teeth may need removable.

What are the procedures of tooth extraction?

There are two types of procedures for extracting a tooth.

Simple Extraction

The procedure is followed to remove those teeth that are visible easily. In this procedure, the dentist makes the tooth lose with the help of an instrument called an elevator. Later with the help of forceps, an instrument, the tooth is removed.

Surgical Extraction

It is a complex procedure that is often performed by an experienced oral surgeon. It is considered when a tooth is broken a the gum line and is not easy to extract using forceps. In this procedure, local anesthesia is administered through intravenous. A small incision is made in the gum to extract the tooth.

What are the follow-ups after tooth extraction?

Your tooth extraction Auckland dentist will advise you some do's and don'ts that you should follow properly. If you have any questions, don't forget to ask your dentist. Tooth extraction may cause some discomfort for 2-3 days. You may require to take at least 5 days to leave from your office to take proper rest. Pain can cause discomfort for which the dentist may advise you to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Slowly, the pain will go away. You can get back to your normal life within a week. During recovery, you may have to keep yourself away from eating spices and the food item that needs munching. You should avoid hot and cold beverages. Don't smoke till the extracted site is healed completely. 

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