Tooth extraction can be defined as the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
Normally, whenever there is a tooth breakage or tooth damage due to tooth decay the dentist try and repair the tooth by various means such as filling, fixing a crown etc. However, there are times at which the tooth damage is so much that it cannot be repaired and under such circumstances he has no choice other than extracting the tooth. This is the common reason for tooth extraction.
You must understand that it is always better to save the tooth as far as possible.
In addition to the above there are a number of other reasons that necessitate extraction of tooth. These are as follows:
There are two main categories of tooth extractions – simple and surgical. Details are given below.
Prior to extraction of your teeth your oral surgeon or dentist will find out about your medical and dental histories. In order to decide on the best method of extraction the surgeon will take an X-ray of the area.
Your doctor might prescribe antibiotics to be taken pre and post surgery depending on the following.
You might have to wear short sleeves to facilitate placing IV line in a vein.
The post-extraction instructions can be downloaded and viewed by clicking on the following link:
Click here to download the post-extraction instructions
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The following problems might occur because of extraction of tooth