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TOOTH EXTRACTION: SOME MORE DETAILS

TOOTH EXTRACTION: SOME MORE DETAILS

TOOTH EXTRACTION: SOME MORE DETAILS

Many customers are afraid of the pain of tooth extraction. However, that fear is often unfounded.

Once you understand the problem, you will no longer be afraid.

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1. How are teeth attached to the jaw?

Teeth are not firmly attached to the jawbone. There is a very small gap between the teeth and the jawbone. This distance is bridged by yarn. These are called Sharpey fibers and connect the tooth to the jawbone. The root surface area determines how many fibers are present.

Why are front teeth easier to extract? Incisors have only one root. They are not as tightly bonded to the jawbone as molars and have two or three roots. Therefore, the extraction of molars is more difficult than the extraction of incisors.

2. Reasons for tooth extraction

A tooth must be extracted if it cannot be saved or is not worth preserving. There are clear reasons for extraction (absolute indication) and reasons for recommending extraction but not necessary (relative indication).

Example: Severely loose teeth and bone and gum defects (absolute indication); insufficient space for orthodontic treatment (relative indication).

After a detailed examination and X-rays, your dentist can assess which teeth need to be extracted.

3. Risks and complications of tooth extraction

Before tooth extraction, you, as the client, should know the complications and risks. Your dentist will explain this to you.

3.1. Specific and general risks and complications associated with tooth extraction

General risks:

  • painful
  • congestion
  • blood vessel damage, bleeding
  • swelling
  • inflammation
  • Special risks:
  • open maxillary sinus
  • mandibular nerve damage
  • adjacent tooth damage

3.2. Complications of tooth extraction

Like any other surgical procedure, tooth extraction can lead to complications. Possible complications include Tooth root fracture. If the root is broken, the dentist may need to expose the root slightly so that the tooth can be removed later.

Stiffness. In this case, the tooth has grown into the bone, making it difficult to extract. The dentist may have to remove the jawbone around the tooth’s root.

The roots of the teeth are formed abnormally, making it difficult to extract, especially the molars, which sometimes have very crooked roots. The dentist must separate the root parts of the molars to then treat them separately from the tooth to be extracted.

Dislocation. If the extraction takes longer, a temporomandibular joint dislocation may occur.

4. How is the tooth extraction procedure?

Step 1: Anesthesia

Tooth extraction is usually done with local anesthesia. This can be done with conduction anesthesia (which paralyzes the entire nerve), penetrating anesthesia, or intra-ligament anesthesia (paralyzing the affected tooth’s periodontal part). Sometimes, these methods are used in combination.

Step 2: Loosen the teeth

After anesthesia, the tissue around the tooth to be extracted is numbed, so you will no longer be afraid of pain; the gums will be separated from the tooth. Then a “lever” is used to loosen the tooth. When the tooth is loose enough, it will be pulled out gradually with dental pliers until it is loose enough to be easily removed from the mouth. The tooth will be checked for integrity as soon as it is extracted. If the teeth are complete, the surgery has been successful.

Step 3: Clean the wound

Now, it’s just a matter of cleaning the wound. The dentist will examine the socket and remove any inflamed tissue.

5. What must you follow after tooth extraction?

After tooth extraction, it is necessary to follow a few simple. Rules for the wound to heal quickly:

  • no smoking
  • do not drink coffee, tea, alcohol
  • don’t touch the wound with your fingers
  • do not wash
  • no sports
  • eat carefully, avoiding foods that can cause you pain.

6. Measures in case of complications

Complications such as swelling and pain can occur after tooth extraction. These are usually harmless complications. If you can’t relieve the pain with a prescribed pain reliever, you should see your dentist for a checkup. Pain and swelling can also be alleviated by cooling.

Pain duration depends on the wound’s size, the individual’s sensitivity to pain, and the healing process. In general, the pain usually subsides after 2 to 3 days. In the case of poor wound healing or a large wound surface, the pain may persist for over a week.

7. How long does it take for the wound to heal after tooth extraction?

In the case of minor injuries, the gums may heal in about a week. Larger wound areas require 2 to 3 weeks. The bone under the gum takes 3 to 4 months to heal.

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8. How does Sakura Dental organize the dental extraction to make this service as safe and easy as possible (and not painful) for you?

Many customers are apprehensive about dental extraction because they fear it will be a painful and uncomfortable experience. However, at Sakura, we have developed a system to make dental extraction as safe, easy, and painless as possible.

Here is a detailed breakdown of how our dental office organizes the dental extraction process to ensure your safety, comfort, and ease:

8.1. Preliminary Assessment

Before undertaking any dental extraction, our dentist will conduct a preliminary assessment of the patient’s dental and medical history. This helps us identify potential risks or complications during the procedure. We will also thoroughly examine the affected tooth to determine the extent of damage or decay.

8.2. Local Anesthesia

Our dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around the affected tooth to ensure that the patient feels no pain during the procedure. This will help to prevent any discomfort or pain during the extraction.

8.3. Extraction Procedure

Once the patient is numb, our dentist will proceed with the extraction procedure. We use specialized tools and techniques to remove the tooth gently and efficiently. Our dentist will also minimize any trauma or damage to the surrounding tissues.

8.4. Post-Extraction Care

After the tooth has been extracted, our dentist will provide the patient with detailed instructions on caring for the extraction site. This includes advice on managing pain or discomfort, preventing infection, and promoting healing.

8.5. Follow-Up

Sakura Dental will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor the patient’s recovery and ensure no complications. We will also provide further treatment, such as antibiotics or pain medication if necessary.

In conclusion, dental extraction can be a daunting experience, but Sakura has developed a system to make the process as safe and easy as possible. We use advanced techniques and tools to minimize pain or discomfort during the procedure. Contact us if you need a dental extraction; we will provide you with the best possible care.

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