Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure that is typically performed when a tooth is damaged beyond repair or is causing overcrowding in the mouth. The teeth may be impacted, meaning they are stuck in the jawbone and cannot erupt through the gums. Or, the teeth may be loose due to decay or damage.
Tooth extractions are generally performed by a dentist or oral surgeon. The procedure is done using local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used.
During the procedure, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth and then use special tools to remove the tooth. Once the tooth has been removed, the area will be covered with a gauze pad to help stop the bleeding. In some cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces before it can be removed. In most cases, the entire procedure can be done in a single visit to the dentist.
After the surgery, it is important to follow the dentist's instructions for care. This will help ensure that the area heals properly and that there are no complications.
Tooth extractions can be a simple or complicated procedure depending on the tooth. After the extraction, it is important to follow the proper aftercare to avoid any complications. Dental services such as dental implants or dentures may be needed to restore your smile.
If you are experiencing chronic toothache it’s advisable to consult our dentists to get the root cause of the pain.
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