How to remove teeth – Know the basics

There are many causes of damage to the teeth and surrounding tissues, like deep caries, direct trauma, and advanced gum problems. The primary aim of our experts is to save the natural teeth. 

Tooth extraction is often kept as the last resort when all other methods fail to save the tooth. But have you ever thought about how we remove the tooth? What exactly is the procedure, and is it painful? 

These are some basic queries asked from our experts at Oris Smiles Dental Clinic. If you have similar doubts and want to know the basic details, we have got you covered. 

In the information provided below, we will briefly explain the process and the aftercare instructions – brought to you by Oris Smiles Dental Clinic.

Tooth extraction – How to remove teeth

Dental extraction is a painless process of removing the tooth entirely from its socket in an atraumatic way. We at Oris Smiles Dental Clinic ensure complete sterilization protocols are followed when extracting the tooth. Tooth extraction is a painless process done under local anesthesia. There are two main types of tooth extractions: regular and wisdom tooth extraction. The significant difference lies in the approach of removing the tooth. Regular extraction is done for teeth visible in the mouth, and wisdom tooth extraction is done for the third molar. The third molars can be partially erupted or completely impacted inside the jawbone. 

When do we need extraction?  

The primary aim of our experts is to save the tooth. However, the damage is extensive in some cases, and extraction is indicated. Common instances of regular extraction are extensive tooth decay, dental trauma that has damaged the whole tooth structure, and advanced gum diseases that cause tooth mobility. 

Steps of Tooth Extraction – How to remove teeth

  • The first step is the comprehensive examination of your concerned tooth. It is done both clinically and radiographically by our experts.
  • Once the tooth is removed, the area around the offending tooth is made numb using local anesthesia. Anesthesia is used to make the process entirely painless and comfortable.
  • Once sufficient anesthesia levels are achieved, the tooth is loosened using special instruments. In the case of wisdom tooth removal, the surrounding bone is also removed for easy removal.
  • Once the tooth is loosened, it is removed using dental forceps. If required, stitches are given for faster recovery. 

Aftercare for speedy recovery

  • It’s normal to experience minimal bleeding after extraction. Bite onto the gauze piece at the extraction site for 30 minutes to control the bleeding. If bleeding persists, you must report it to us immediately. 
  • Avoid spitting or rinsing for the first 24 hrs to prevent clot dislodgement. 
  • Take all the necessary medications as prescribed. Start with warm saline rinses after 24hrs to clean the area. 
  • Shift to a soft diet for some time, as advised by our experts, as per the severity of your case. Do not eat anything hot and spicy to avoid irritation of the extraction site.

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