Tooth Extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown, or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. A very loose tooth will also require extraction if it can't be saved, even with bone replacement surgery.
Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.
Sometimes, baby teeth don't fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in.
People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
People receiving radiation to the head and neck may need to have teeth in the field of radiation extracted.
People receiving cancer drugs may develop infected teeth because these drugs weaken the immune system. Infected teeth may need to be extracted.
Dentists are specially trained in performing tooth extractions.
They will give you an injection containing local anesthesia to numb the tooth extraction region.
If you need many teeth to be pulled or if an impacted tooth needs to be removed, your dentist will need to use sedation.
This will help make you relax throughout the procedure and prevent any pain in your body.
Having a tooth pulled is very safe. You will need to take antibiotics before and after extraction if you are prone to the risk of developing severe infections.
Before having your tooth pulled out, you should let your dentist know about your complete medical history, supplements, and medications that you take.
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