Dental Extraction

Why are teeth removed?

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Ludhiana, Punjab, India: While many teens and adults get the wisdom teeth removed and there are some reasons dental extraction is considered important. Excessive tooth decay, tooth infection, and crowding can all you need for tooth extraction. Those who need to get braces to need one or 2 teeth removed to provide room for other teeth as they shift into place. 

Additionally, the patients undergoing chemotherapy may need compromised teeth removed to keep them healthy. Tooth extraction is performed by an oral surgeon or dentist. The procedure is outpatient and quick, performed with general, intravenous anesthesia, or a combination. Removing visible teeth is a simple process. Teeth that are broken or impacted may need another procedure. 

How do I prepare for a tooth extraction?

The dentist will do an X-ray of the mouth. Make sure that you tell the dentist about all the medications you are taking along with supplements, vitamins, and over-the-counter drugs. 

Make sure that you inform the dentist about the following conditions:

  • A congenital heart defect
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • An artificial joint
  • Thyroid disease
  • Renal disease
  • Hypertension
  • Damaged heart valves
  • Adrenal disease
  • An impaired immune system
  • History of bacterial endocarditis

The dentist will make sure that your condition is stable or treated before you undergo the treatment. 

What is the procedure for a tooth extraction?

The tooth extraction will be simple or surgical and it depends on whether the tooth is visible or impacted:

Simple extraction

During this procedure, you will be given local anesthesia which numbs the area so that you do not feel pain. The dentist will loosen the tooth by using the instrument named elevator and then remove it. 

Surgical extraction

During surgical intervention, you are going to receive local and intravenous anesthesia which helps you stay relaxed and calm. General anesthesia can be given to you according to your condition. The dentist will cut the gum with a small incision.

What is the recovery period from a tooth extraction?

  • Apply the ice pack to the cheek following the procedure to reduce swelling. Each time you need to use an ice pack for 10 minutes. 
  • Take the medications as prescribed which includes over-the-counter painkillers.
  • For the first 24 hours, you should not use the straw. 
  • You should not smoke. 
  • When you are lying down you should use the pillows. 
  • Make sure that you rest for at least one day after undergoing the treatment. 
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