Tooth extraction is the process of removing the tooth from its socket in the bone. Generally, in cases where treatment is not possible, tooth extraction is done.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

– Tooth extraction becomes necessary due to the advanced decays in the teeth.

– In cases such as tumors, cysts, etc., the tooth must be extracted and the damage repaired due to reasons

– It is withdrawn due to the breaking of the tooth and damage to the tooth bone due to falling and bumps.

– Shots due to the impacted teeth being uncomfortable.

– Milk teeth that pass the time are pulled because they do not fall.

  Teeth called -20 teeth can be extracted.

– In cases of problems caused by the jawbone, the upper tooth should be extracted.

Tooth Breakage During Tooth Extraction

Although breakage of a tooth may seem like a terrible situation for the patient, it is actually not a serious thing.

There are several reasons for this:

– Thick jawbone

– The roots of the posterior teeth are thick and wide. For this reason, it can be difficult to grasp and take in one go. In this case, the tooth is broken and removed in a few tries.

– Since the jaw is not flexible in the elderly, extraction becomes difficult. Thus, tooth breakage occurs.

– There may be fragility during extraction due to the weakness of the tooth structure.

– Local anesthesia is applied during tooth extraction. Broken teeth are taken in pieces by the dentist and cleaned. For this reason, it is not important to break the tooth.

Points to Consider After Tooth Extraction

There are some things that must not be done doing after tooth extraction. These include:

– The wounded area should not be used for a day.

– Alcohol should not be consumed for at least two days.

– The tampon placed on the area should be kept for 1 hour after extraction.

– Food should not be chewed with the empty area.

– Teeth should be cleaned with a soft brush for a few days.

– Hot or cold drinks and foods should not be consumed.

– Food residue should not be kept in the wounded hole.

– No smoking for 24 hours. It will cause pain.

– Eating or drinking is prohibited until the anesthesia wears off.

– Tongue can go into the empty space involuntarily. However, this should be avoided as much as possible.

– There may be slight bleeding after extraction. However, if this period prolongs, a dentist should be consulted.

Which Patients Need to Be Careful in Tooth Extraction?

– Patients with cardiac problems must inform the dentist about the medication they use and the type of disease before extraction. Patients using anti coagulants (blood thinners) should stop taking the medicine under the supervision of a specialist.

– Patients who take medication that regulate the nervous system should report the medication they use because these drugs may reduce the effect of the anesthetic agent.

– Diabetic values should be under control.

– During pregnancy, the first and the last trimesters are safe, but consultation with the obstetrician is required.

– In individuals with allergy disorders, the patient should indicate to the dentist what they are allergic to.

– The patient should be tested to determine if they are allergenic to the anesthetic substances.

– Patients with high or low blood pressure must have taken their medication and must inform the dentist about the medications they use. Extraction can be done if the values are normal.

What should the patient do after tooth extraction?

– The tampon placed in the wounded area should not be removed for 20 minutes.

– No rinsing or spitting after extraction.

– Hot, spicy, acidic drinks and foods should be avoided.

– No eating and drinking for two hours after anaesthesia.

– The extracted area should be protected until it heals.

– The amount of liquid intake should be high, and the liquids should be warm or cold.

– Smoking should be stopped or minimized as it will delay wound healing.