Teeth extraction, known as Exodontia, refers to the removal of a tooth. You may need to get your tooth removed because of various reasons like its decay, or it may be your wisdom tooth that needs to be removed.
Sometimes milk tooth may not get broken by itself, which may hinder the growth of a permanent tooth. A tooth may get infected due to some reason; hence it may required to get extracted so that it does not infect other tooth nearby it.
There are majorly two types of teeth extraction. It can be simple or surgical.
Types Of Extractions
This type extraction is done on the teeth that are visible in mouth, generally by giving local anesthesia. What basically is done to remove a tooth in this method, is using an elevator to lift the tooth, and then using forceps to break a ligament with the help of which the tooth is attached.
Then, a supporting bone is widened to make the tooth loose enough to remove. When the tooth is removed with such a method, slow and steady pressure is applied by the dentist with checked force so that the pain could be reduced. So it’s a simple technique where a tooth is first loosened up and then it is removed by using some simple instruments. It is very good for your teeth.
This type of extraction is done, when the tooth cannot be accessed easily. Such tooth might not have grown fully. Surgical extraction usually requires a cut in the gum. Hence, it is a very complex procedure. As this is a kind of surgery, hence, it is generally done by oral surgeons.
But if a dentist is experienced and qualified enough, he can do it himself. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove a bone tissue around the tooth or even cut the tooth into several pieces to extract it out. The process is easy and would do good for your teeth.
Now, to decide which type of extraction you should go for, you need to know something. There are certain problems that are associated with tooth extraction. The area from where the tooth is extracted can get infected due to exposure to dust and environment and can also infect other tooth nearby.
Hence you may need to take some anti-biotic. The area may also bleed for sometime even after the extraction. You may see blood while brushing or in saliva also. Some people also face problems of swelling. Also, a nerve injury might also occur, which is more common with people who get a wisdom tooth removed.
By reading this article, you might have guessed that there are various aspects of getting a tooth removed. So in case your dentist suggests it to you, then you should also discuss the importance of getting it removed along with what method he is going to use to get your tooth extracted.
Also you must discuss what problems you may face after the extraction so that you can be prepared for it in advance. The above methods can be necessary and a must for your teeth protection.