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Tooth Extraction Treatment

Tooth Extraction

To Provide Comprehensive Quality Care

A Dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. Tooth extraction is usually relatively straightforward, and the vast majority can be usually performed quickly while the individual is awake by using local anesthetic injections to eliminate painful sensations.

Extractions can be of two types:

1) Simple extractions where, extractions are performed on teeth that are usually visible in the mouth and they can be extracted using local anesthesia.
2) Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully. Surgical extractions almost always require an incision.

Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons:

1) Teeth which cannot be restored beacuse of severe tooth decay, trauma and especially when they are associated with toothache.
2) Severe infection
3) Supernumerary teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.
4) Severe gum disease
5) In preparation for orthodontic treatment (braces)
6) Teeth in the fracture line
7) Teeth which cannot be restored endodontically
8) Fractured teeth
9) Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth) and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis).
10) Teeth are of poor appearance, unsuitable for restoration
11) Receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck area may require extraction of teeth in the field of radiation.

Complications which might occur after extraction:

Complications can arise post extraction. A list of which is as follows :
1) Infection
2) Prolonged bleeding
3) Swelling
4) Bruising
5) Sinus exposure
6) Trismus (incomplete mouth opening)
7) Nerve injury
8) Dry socket.

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