Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extraction or Removal of Teeth

Tooth extraction, or the removal of a tooth from its socket, is a procedure that may be suggested in cases of severe infection, decay, or damage. Despite the frightening-sounding name, this procedure is typically painless thanks to the anesthesia given to the patient.

When Is Tooth Extraction Advised?

When possible, our dentists recommend keeping patients’ natural teeth. Additional restorative procedures, such as dental fillings or crowns, may be required occasionally. Tooth extraction might be your sole choice if the damage is too great to fix. If you experience any of the following problems, our dentist may recommend that you have teeth extracted:

How Is Tooth Extraction Done?

Depending on whether your tooth is visible or impacted, the tooth extractions & removal process can range from simple to surgical.

Simple Methods for Extracting Teeth

Our dentists can remove relatively simple teeth visible to the naked eye while under local anesthesia. All that’s required for simple tooth extraction is tools to elevate and support the tooth’s visible portion.

By raising the tooth with an elevator and gripping it back and forth with dental forceps, our dentist can loosen it enough to remove it. This process continues until the periodontal ligament and supporting alveolar bone are sufficiently widened and broken. When teeth are extracted using forceps, the force is applied slowly and steadily in a controlled manner.

Surgery for Tooth Extraction

To remove teeth that have broken through the gum line or are only partially erupted, surgical extractions are required. An incision is typically necessary when performing surgical extractions. For surgical tooth extractions, surgeons may use tools such as osteotomes or drills to fracture the jawbone that surrounds and underlies the tooth. To remove the tooth, it is usual practice to break it into multiple pieces.

Some benefits to getting a tooth pulled

Why Choose Modest Dentistry for Dental Extraction

The well-being and attractiveness of your smile are our top priorities at Modest Dentistry. By administering anesthesia, we guarantee that you will be pain-free and remain relaxed and calm during the entire tooth extraction and removal procedure.
To ensure that our patients have the best dental experience possible, our top multi-specialty dental clinic uses state-of-the-art equipment and makes sure that our oral surgeons practice optimal hygiene. Under the supervision of our doctor, we offer dental care that is gentle, effective, and customized to each patient’s needs. Our dentists are committed to providing you with the highest quality tooth extraction service.

Frequently Asked Question

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. It is typically performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon.
Tooth extraction is necessary when a tooth is severely damaged beyond repair, infected, impacted (such as wisdom teeth), causing crowding, or posing a risk to oral health. It's important to consult with a dentist to determine the need for extraction.
Tooth extraction is usually performed under local anaesthesia, which numbs the area around the tooth to be removed. This means that you should not feel pain during the procedure. However, you may feel pressure or a tugging sensation. After the anaesthesia wears off, you may experience some discomfort or pain, which can be managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.
A tooth extraction is performed by a dentist or oral surgeon under local or general anesthesia. The area around the tooth is numbed, the tooth is loosened from its socket using special tools, and then it is carefully removed. After the extraction, the site is cleaned, and sometimes stitches are used to aid in healing.
Recovery time after a tooth extraction varies depending on the individual and the complexity of the extraction. Generally, it takes a few days to a week for the initial healing process. During this time, it's important to follow your dentist's post-extraction care instructions to ensure proper healing and to minimize the risk of complications. Full healing of the gum tissue and bone can take several weeks to months.
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