Are you in trouble due to unwanted wisdom teeth, decayed or damaged teeth, or are bothered due to overcrowding in your mouth, but afraid of getting your teeth pulled? Then you need not to worry any more. Because Shri Adinath Dental Clinic is there to keep your mouth healthy with our extremely sensitive and careful tooth extraction process.
An impacted tooth is a tooth that, for some reason, gets blocked while it is erupting (pushing) through the gum into your mouth. Sometimes a tooth may be only partially impacted, meaning it has started to break through.
An impacted tooth can be painless. You may not even realize it is there In such cases, it is only discovered during an X-ray at the dentist's office.
If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, we will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. But when there's too much damage and the tooth can not be repaired, we need to extract or remove it from its socket in the bone. This is called tooth extraction or removal.
You must be wondering why is it even needed to get your tooth extracted out. Well! Here are some of the most common reasons for that:
Tooth is usually removed due to some disease or extensive decay as it may affect other teeth as well.
A very loose tooth also will require extraction if it can't be saved.
Some people have extra teeth in the mouth that might 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 to get some teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
They commonly come in during the late teens or early 20s. They need to be removed if they are decayed as they often get stuck in the jaw and can cause gum pain and swelling. In this case, the tooth must be removed.
We do two types of extractions depending on the requirement.
We perform this procedure on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. Initially, we use local anesthesia to make the tooth and the surrounding areas become numb(insensitive). Then, we loosen the tooth with an instrument called elevator that helps to break down the tissues supporting the tooth. Finally, we pull out the tooth using a pair of forceps.
This is a bit complex procedure, which we do only in some particular cases like:
if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line
if the tooth has not erupted in the mouth (such tooth is called an impacted tooth), this is generally in the case of wisdom teeth.
if a tooth is too large to be extracted in one piece
During this procedure, we make a small incision(surgical cut) on the gum to access the affected tooth. If the tooth is too large we may break it into small pieces to remove it. For impacted wisdom teeth, we may need to cut away some gum tissue. Then we loosen it from the jaw bone and finally pull it out using the forceps.
Some side effects of tooth extraction include:
small amount of bleeding dry tooth socket damage to nearby teeth stiffness and soreness in the jaw due to the injections and keeping the mouth open for too long
Extraction of teeth may sound a bit fearful thing, but with today's modern procedures and anesthesia, you have nothing to worry about. Afterwards, there are many tooth replacement options to restore the function and beauty to your smile.