Dental Surgery and Extraction
Did you just visit your dentist due to severe toothache and swelling on your face? On visiting your dentist, they would suggest either dental extraction or surgery as you have an extreme case of gum disease or swelling which needs to be removed as soon as possible.
Who needs Dental Surgery and Extraction?
There are a number of reasons behind a toothache. Some of them are:
- Tooth decayTooth decay is caused due to cavities in the tooth. It can occur either in the outer coating or the inner coating of the tooth.
- Abscessed toothWhen pus is formed around the root of the infected tooth it is called an abscessed tooth. It can be caused due to cavity, some gum disease, or a crack in the tooth.
- Broken toothA broken tooth may be caused due to an accident or any activity. It can cause problems while you bite, therefore, leading to other complications like infection in the gums and jaw bone
- A Damaged FillingA filling is used by the dentist to repair a broken or cracked tooth. If it gets removed, it can cause tooth damage. Moreover, due to this damage, bacteria can further cause infection in the pulp of your tooth, which can affect nearby teeth.If this infection is not stopped it can damage your gums, and jaw bone loss.
- Grinding Teeth and Chewing of GumExcessive chewing and grinding of teeth can cause toothache. Most often people grind their teeth due to stress and anxiety while sleeping.Grinding causes down the wear down of enamel which can lead bacteria to the soft part of your teeth causing infection.
- Gum InfectionPoor hygiene habits, smoking, drinking, diabetes, or certain medications can lead to gum infections.
Why are Teeth Removed?
Sometimes tooth removal is important in many adults.
Studies suggest that many teens and adults undergo tooth removal due to the formation of tooth cavities. People who want to get braces may need one or two teeth removed to provide room for other teeth as they shift from their place.
The process of tooth extraction is a simple and quick one. Your dentist will numb the area by injecting local or general anesthesia or a combination of both.
Removing a visible tooth is generally an easy task however, teeth below the surface, a broken tooth requires a more complicated procedure.
Procedure for Dental Surgery and Extraction
The procedure for tooth extraction depends upon the position of the tooth; whether it’s an incisor, canine, premolar, molar, or wisdom tooth.
There are two types of procedures for tooth extraction.
- Simple extraction
- Surgical extraction
During the process of a simple extraction, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic, which will numb your teeth, gums, and tongue
Due to this numbness, then you will not feel any pressure or pain while the procedure takes place
In the process of a simple extraction, the dentist generally uses an elevator to loosen the tooth. They will move your tooth in a rotary position to loosen it.
Furthermore, they will use forceps to remove the faulty tooth from the socket. After the removal of the tooth, your dentist will place gauze to prevent the formation of a dry socket.
During a surgical extraction, you might be given local anesthesia or intravenous anesthesia, or both which makes you calm and relaxed so that you do not panic during the procedure.
If you suffer from any medical condition they might give you general anesthesia due to which you will remain unconscious during the procedure.
The surgeon or the dentist will cut the gum with a small incision. After the incision, they will drill a hole in your tooth and remove all the decay.
In case, there is swelling and infection in your gums your dentist might apply topical anti-septic or anti-bacterial medicine to deal with it.
While the infection goes away, your dentist will put a temporary filling to spot it from spreading further.
After the infection goes away, in your next schedule your dentist will take an X-ray and access your tooth and bone condition.
If there is not decay and infection, they will take your tooth out.
For the extraction, your doctor may remove the bone around the tooth or cut the tooth. By the end of the surgery, small stitches are placed to aid in the process of healing.
After the extraction procedure is done your dentist will place sterile gauze over the socket. This will provide firm pressure to the wound.
This step ensures there is no excess bleeding and prevents blood clotting.
How can You prepare for the Treatment?
Before any dental treatment, remember to share your medical history with the dentist.
Be very mindful and share the following with them:
If you have a history of bacterial endocarditis, suffer from congenital heart defects, you should inform your dentist.
If you have gone through artificial joint replacement in the past
In case you are taking blood thinners due to some disease, inform your dentist, so that they can discontinue your medications before the procedure.
It is important that you discuss anesthesia and painkillers. At times people are aware of what type of anesthesia works for them, what type are they allergic to and what type should b avoided by them.
Sometimes, patients have a preference for painkillers. One should let the dentist know if they have taken any before the surgery.
Generally, before the surgery takes place one should avoid eating anything, twelve hours prior to the surgery. This helps in the prevention of nausea and other conditions like it. If one is a diabetic patient, the dentist should know the medical history.
One of the most important things is to not smoke twelve hours before and twenty-four hours after the surgery.
Dental Surgery and Extraction: Caring for your Mouth
After getting the Dental surgery and Extraction you need to take care of the treatment area. Your dentist will inform you about certain measures you need to take for a few days. These are:
- Eat soft and healthy food
- Drink plenty of liquids
- Gently brush your teeth or avoid brushing if there is bleeding
- If there is bleeding, rinse the toothpaste
- Keep the extraction site clean. That could be done with a salted glass of water.
To avoid any complication after the treatment, you need to avoid certain things:
- Do not drink with a straw
- Try not to drink any hot liquids such as tea or coffee
- Do not smoke.
In case of any emergency, one should call the dentist. This might include:
- The pain becomes very severe
- It is almost impossible to control or stop the bleeding
- Around the extraction site, the swelling worsens
- There is itching or rashes after taking the medicine
Risks of Dental Surgery and Extraction
There are a few risks for undergoing Dental Surgery and Extraction, although the benefits outweigh the chances of complications.
A blood clot is naturally formed as a result of dental surgery and extraction. However, if the blood clot does not go away it can lead to a condition called dry socket which is explained below.
Some risks are:
You might face bleeding that lasts longer than 12 hours. There might be an infection in your tooth, gums, or tongue which can cause chills and fever.
You might feel nauseated or vomiting after the anesthesia wears off. There may be swelling and redness at the surgical site.
However, most of these subside with time.
It usually takes a few days to recover from the process. You can take the following steps at home to ensure that the recovery goes smoothly.
You can apply an ice pack at home to reduce the swelling on your gums. After your dentist places gauze over the affected area, bite down to reduce bleeding and to aid in clot formation.
As prescribed by your dentist, take the medications regularly. Do not use a straw after your tooth extraction procedure.
Avoid rinsing your mouth for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Brush and floss your teeth like you normally do but avoid the extraction site.
In case you experience pain that does not go away consult your dentist as soon as possible,
Why Choose Us?
We at REPC Dubai aim to make sure that you get a pain-free treatment of Dental Surgery and Extraction.
Our skilled and professional staff uses modern technology and techniques to make your treatment efficient and provides long-term results.
They make sure to discuss the treatment plan with you and take your medical history so that there are lesser chances of inconvenience after the procedure.
Dental Surgery and Extraction at REPC Dubai
To ensure effective and long-term results we aim at providing:
- Best quality of services and modern methods of dental treatment
- Proper hygiene and sanitation of the instruments
- A highly skilled team of doctors to assist you before and after the treatment
- Use of modern devices for consistent and long-lasting results
- High-quality anesthetics for painless treatment
You might feel a mild pain as a result of this treatment. However, our dentist makes sure to administer anesthesia during the procedure.
Minimum pain is most common and it subsides within hours.
However, if it persists, for more than two days, visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Most of the time, there are no complications as long as you follow your dentist’s prescription.
However, some complications are as follows:
- Dry socket
- Pro-long numbness in your mouth
- Delay in healing due to medications
- Nerve injury
The cost of dental surgery and extraction depends majorly on the location of the tooth and the procedure.
The tooth extraction procedure is easy if the tooth is visible. But if it is not visible, the tooth extraction procedure is not that easy. You can contact us to know more details about the charges of tooth extraction
In case the Dental extraction of the tooth is of incisors or canines, it takes usually takes a day to extract them. However, you do need to visit for a follow-up appointment so that the dentist can access your tooth for possible infection or swelling.
In the case of molar extraction, you might need to visit your dentist twice. During your first visit, your dentist will resolve the origin of pain, swelling, and infection in the pulp of your tooth.
After the infection subsides, in the next visit, they will extract the tooth.
Your dentist will discuss the treatment plan before initiating the process, so do not worry.