If it is not possible to treat natural teeth that have lost their health, tooth extraction is performed.
"If a tooth has to be extracted, it should be well calculated how to replace that tooth in the future while performing the operation."
Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Extraction
In which cases is tooth extraction performed?
-In cases of severe caries and multiple fractures that cannot be treated, the tooth is extracted.
-Due to delayed treatment of gum disease, the bone tissue is severely weakened and the loosening tooth is extracted.
-Deciduous teeth that do not fall out even though the time has come is pulled to prevent damage to the permanent tooth and jaw structure.
-During orthodontic treatment, in some cases, there is a need to gain space in the jaw, in which case the tooth can be extracted.
-Impacted teeth that damage the jaw structure and other teeth are extracted.
How long does it take to complete tooth extraction?
Standard tooth extractions are completed in 15 to 20 minutes. The duration of tooth extraction that requires surgical operation may be longer.
What should be considered after the tooth extraction?
-Standard tooth extractions are usually uneventful. Painkillers can be used if needed.
It is natural to have pain for 2-3 days after surgical tooth extraction. Necessary medications will be prescribed to speed up the healing process and increase your comfort.
-The patient shouldn't eat until the effect of anesthesia wears off.
-Eating soft foods for a few days after tooth extraction helps healing.
-Not taking a hot shower for 24 hours has a positive effect on recovery. Hot water stimulates blood flow in the cavity of the extracted tooth.
Are there any risks of tooth extraction?
Dry bone inflammation, called alveolitis, may occur after tooth extraction. It can be treated with medication and regular dressing.
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