Tooth Extraction: Types & What After care is Needed After Tooth Removal?

Tooth Extraction

The tooth is the foremost element of our body. We have to practice dental hygiene in our day to day lives in order to avoid oral problems which are usually very painful.

In many instances, it becomes necessary to extract one or more teeth to control the infection from spreading to other healthy teeth.

Types of Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is a simple process of removing a tooth from the socket of the bone and is classified under two categories:

*Simple Extraction
*Surgical Extraction

A simple extraction is done on the tooth that is easily reachable and visible to the dentist. The extraction is done under a local anaesthetic and requires the instrument to lift up the visible portion of the tooth. Simple extraction involves a simple process that is done using the steps as follows:

The tooth is lifted up with the help of an elevator.
While your tooth has been elevated, it is rocked forth and back using the dental forceps.

The practice continues till the alveolar bone that provides support to the tooth widens and the periodontal ligament stem cells are broken to make the tooth loose from its initial position to remove it completely.

Surgical Extraction is a little bit complicated and painful process as compared to simple extraction. It involves removing of the tooth that is not easily reachable and visible to the dentist and needs to be extracted.

The extraction is required when the tooth is either completely erupted or has broken below the gum line. The process of surgical extraction is wholly different to that of simple extraction and involves the steps given below:

The process is similar to the simple extraction at its initial point and needs an elevator to lift up the soft tissues covering the tooth and the bone.

In some of the cases, the surgeon uses a drill to remove the surrounding bone tissue and make it visible.

The extraction using this process involves the splitting of the tooth into multiple pieces to make the removal easier and less painful.

Post-Dental Extraction Care

*Do not rinse your mouth for the next 24 hours
*Gaggle with a normal saline water to minimize the effect of pain
*Take soft foods that require less or no chewing
*Take enough rest and don’t stress yourself
*Take your medication regularly as prescribed

If you are looking forward to a tooth extraction in Fairfield, try to be precise in your search for the right surgeon to lower post-surgery risk factors such as swelling, infection, extended bleeding, fractured jaw, dry socket, and so on.

Stay tuned for more updates. Follow me on Social Media Channels- facebook, Twitter. To know more about me visit — Sonick DMD.