Tooth Extraction


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    The process of completely removing the bone from the palate along with the root of the teeth is called tooth extraction. It should be removed without leaving any dental fragments in the bone from the palate. Basically, the tooth is completely removed from its socket.

    Occurrences of dental caries, widespread inflammation in the root of the tooth, excesses in the jawbone due to excess teeth, and trauma are common causes of tooth extraction.


    What is Tooth Extraction?

    Our physicians can offer various anesthesia options according to the condition of the person. Any of the local, general or sedated local anesthesia techniques can be preferred. The extraction is performed by the dentist or surgeon.


    Why Is The Tooth Extracted?

    Teeth can be extracted for different reasons. The option of tooth extraction is the last treatment option. The most common reasons are that the teeth are damaged in a way that cannot be saved or that they are wobbly due to periodontal problems. In addition, problems in the eruption of wisdom teeth are also the reason for extraction.

    How Is Tooth Extracted?

    First, anesthesia is applied and it can take a while for the tissues to match. The teeth are moved forward and backward with the help of suitable tools. At this stage, extraction is performed in one piece or together, depending on the nature of the tooth. Mild bleeding occurs after the procedure. In order for the blood clot to be healthy in the cavity formed after extraction, a short-term cotton pad is applied to this cavity.


    When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

    Tooth extraction is necessary in cases of decay of the teeth, fracture of a large part of the tooth, the formation of bone problems, the infection descends from the gums to the dental nerves.


    Preparation Before Tooth Extraction

    In order for a healthy extraction to take place, these preparations must be completed. First, the root of the tooth is examined with x-rays. Number of roots and their sizes are observed. If there are infected teeth, they are not extracted immediately but with use of antibiotics, the infection is treated and then the extraction process can continue. Even if it is minimal, the presence of infection can lead to serious health problems by disrupting the circulatory system.


    What are the Causes of Tooth Extraction?

    The reason for each patient’s dental treatment is different. Here are some common reasons:

    • Having a large number of teeth disrupting the order in the mouth and the decision to extract as a result of orthodontic analysis
    • Severe pain that affects life with the eruption of wisdom teeth
    • Shaking of the teeth as a result of bone resorption after adverse situations such as clenching and grinding
    • Gum diseases that progressed and are not intervened early are also among the main causes of tooth extraction. Rotten teeth can cause bad breath and progressive health problems.


    Recovery Time After Tooth Extraction

    The healing process varies from patient to patient. The care applied by the patient varies according to the problem, the extraction time, the anesthesia technique and the experience of the physician. If the physician treats the tissue with respect and completes the procedure as soon as possible during the extraction, tissue damage will be minimal and recovery time will be faster.


    What Should Be Considered After Tooth Extraction?

    There are points to be considered in order to prevent the development of complications and accelerate the healing process. Nothing should be eaten or drunk for the first 2 hours after extraction. Since the tampon applied by the doctor prevents bleeding, it should be used for the specified time. Harmful substances such as alcohol and cigarettes should not be used as they delay healing. Blood thinners should not be taken until the time recommended by the doctor.


    Does Tooth Extraction Require Force? In this respect, is there a difference between female and male dentists?

    Each applied treatment has a technique and the technological tools required for this technique. Tooth extraction should be performed with the right technique without applying force in order to ensure the comfort of the patient, shorten the healing process and avoid complications. If the incision is made from the right areas using appropriate tools, the tooth root can be easily removed from its socket. There is no need to apply excessive force. Therefore, there is no difference between male and female dentists.

    On the contrary, the application of force may damage the jaw joint and bone.


    Why is the tooth broken during extraction?

    The reasons for breaking teeth are different. Fractures can occur for many reasons. It can be broken due to reasons such as the presence of invisible dental caries, lack of nutrition, not brushing regularly and applying too much force during tooth extraction. The structure of infected and damaged teeth are fragile. Applying pressure to these teeth causes them to break and form fragments. Particular attention should be paid to teeth that are broken from the root part. It should be examined in detail so that no roots remain in the palate.


    What Can Be Done to Overcome Fear of Tooth Extraction?

    There is a common phobia of dentists and dental treatments in general. Especially the interventions applied inside the mouth scare people. By making a preliminary interview with the dentist, information about advanced technological techniques should be obtained and the answers to all questions that cause fear should be learned as getting answers to the questions you have in mind can relax the person. In addition, postponing due to fear of tooth extraction may cause more tooth loss. In order to avoid these situations, regular medical check-ups should be scheduled.


    What are the Things to Do Before Extraction?

    In the presence of an infection that requires antibiotic use, it should be taken as instructed by the physician’s prescription and used until the day of appointment. Before the procedure, x-rays should be taken and tooth roots should be examined. People with diseases such as bleeding and coagulation disorders should tell their doctor about these disorders. Disorders involving other parts of the body may also constitute a contra-indication for extraction. Dentists ask for consultation from specialist physicians for these and make preliminary preparations accordingly.


    Why Is Tooth Extraction Needed?

    Caries on teeth are not always visible. The primary preference of dentists in treatments is to protect one’s own teeth. For this reason, tooth extraction is always applied as the last option; filling and other treatment techniques are used first. Extraction is an inevitable treatment in order to not cause further damage to the damaged teeth that will not be able to be saved. Dental caries, which may seem simple, can mix the infection they contain to the bloodstream. In such cases, undesirable effects may occur and you may have to deal with symptoms that threaten general health because of a tooth.


    Is Tooth Extraction a Painful Procedure?

    Thanks to anesthesia and sometimes sedation, it is possible to perform extractions in high comfort. In order to get a painless and comfortable treatment, clinics with successful and new technological tools should be preferred. The success of the dentist and hand experience also greatly support the reduction of pain sensation. For this reason, good research should be done on the choice of physician and clinic. Teeth roots spread along the nerve line as a whole. Infection in one root can spread to other roots over time. More than one tooth may be irreversibly lost due to fear of pain. For this reason, you can get detailed information about new anesthesia techniques. These techniques have been developed for patients to have their teeth extracted without feeling any pain or suffering.