Tooth extraction can be defined as the removal of a tooth from alveolar bone. Your dentist always aims to save your tooth; however there could be circumstances where in your tooth has to be extracted. Different tools were being used for extracting tooth at various points of time.
Simple extraction is done when tooth is visible externally in the mouth. It can be easily treated by a general dentist. Dentists give an injection of a local anesthetic before he extracts teeth.
Surgery was performed on teeth that are not likely to be accessed easily. This can happen if a damaged tooths below the gum line or partial tooth eruption. With the help of tooth extraction it will enhance you smile and make it a better smile.
What can you do after tooth extraction?
- For the simple extraction your dentist may prescribe OTC anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen.
- For surgical extraction your dentist may prescribe pain medication for a few days and switch to NSAIDs.
- After your tooth extracted your dentist will make you bite a piece of gauze to facilitate freezing and you do not have to disturb this clot in the wound.
- Most of the stitches will disappear within one or two weeks. Warm salt water rinses may disperse stitches. The remaining stitches will be removed by a dentist.