What is Tooth Extration

A teeth that is severely damaged may required to be removed. Before replacing your teeth, your family dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. You can slow bite down on a cotton gauze pad placed over the wound to help stop the bleeding. The removed tooth can be replaced with an implant, a denture, or a bridge. After the teeth is removed, you may required stitches. Some stitches dissolve over time, and some have to be removed after a some days. Your dentist will tell you whether your stitches required to be removed..

Why It Is Done
Removing a teeth is necessary when decay or an abscessed teeth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection. It is also frequently prescribed when the tooth of one or both dental arches are severely crowded, and straightening the tooth would need

unnecessarily complex orthodontics with a potentially compromised treatment outcome. Most commonly, either two or four bicuspid tooth are removed in such cases, and generally they are removed by "simple", non surgical technique. Sometimes the decision to remove a teeth is based on cost, if the procedures required to restore it would involve significant expense. This is especially true if the prognosis for the teeth (i.e. likelihood of long-term success) is not good..



What To Expect After Surgery

In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days. The following will help speed recovery:
1). 1). Take painkillers as assigned by your dentist or oral surgeon. Apply an ice pack or cold pack to the outside of your mouth to help lessen pain and swelling..
2). 2). After twenty four hours, rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water twice times a day to reduce swelling and lessen pain. Make your own salt water by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt in a medium-sized glass of warm water..
3). Replace gauze pads before they become soaked with blood..
4). Relax after surgery. Physical activity may increase bleeding..
5). Avoid smoking.
6). Eat soft meals, such as gelatin, pudding, or a thin soup. Gradually add hard foods to your diet as healing progresses..
7). Do not lie flat. This may prolong bleeding. Prop up your head with pillows..
8). Avoid rubbing the area with your tongue.
9). Do not use sucking motions, such as when using a straw to drink.
10).Continue to carefully brush your tooth and tongue.

After the tooth is removed, you may required stitches. Some stitches fuse over time, and some have to be removed after some days. Your dentist will tell you whether your stitches required to be removed.


Why It Is Done

Removing a teeth is necessary when decay or an abscessed teeth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection..


How Well It Works

Removing the teeth can help keep infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth.


Risks

Some dental procedure can cause bacteria in the mouth to enter the bloodstream and cause infections in other parts of the body. People who have a hard time fighting off infections may required to take antibiotics before and after dental surgery. You may need to take antibiotics if you:
Have certain heart problems that make it dangerous for you to get a heart infection called endocarditis.
Have certain heart problems that make it dangerous for you to get a heart infection called endocarditis.
Have an impaired immune system.
Had recent major surgeries or have man-made body parts, like an artificial hip or heart valve.
After an extraction, a blood clot forms in the teeth socket. The clot protects the bone while the healing procedure takes place. If that blood clot is unblocked or dislodged, you may have a dry socket, in which the bone is exposed. Dry sockets may last for various days and may cause severe pain that sometimes adds ear pain.