Do you have severe tooth decay, infection, or overcrowding? There are chances that your dentist will suggest a tooth extraction. Tooth extractions commonly known as removal have become a common dental procedure, in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the jawbone. If you’re considering or have been advised to undergo a tooth extraction, here’s what you need to know:
Types of Tooth Extractions:
Simple extraction: This procedure is performed on visible teeth using forceps.
Surgical extraction: This involves removing a tooth that may have broken off at the gum line or has not fully erupted. It may require an incision in the gum and sometimes the removal of bone around the tooth.
If you need a tooth extraction, you can consult with our dentist, Dr. Najma Ubaid at Dr. Sunny Medical Centre. She will understand your specific case and provide personalized advice tailored to your dental health needs.
Equipped with a BDS degree from Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore under the tutelage of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2011, she has also completed a comprehensive course in Rotary Endodontics from KDC, Bangalore in 2019.
This specialized training equipped her with the finesse and precision required for intricate procedures. From routine extractions to a myriad of basic dental treatments including root canal procedures, dental crowns and bridges, Dr. Najma’s repertoire is diverse and all-encompassing.
Preparing for Extraction:
- Our dentist will review your medical history, including any medications you are taking.
- Inform her about any existing medical conditions or recent illnesses.
- X-rays may be taken to assess the tooth’s position and condition.
Anesthesia and Pain Management
Our dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth, ensuring you don’t feel pain during the procedure.
Aftercare and Recovery:
- Our dentist will provide a bite on a gauze pad placed on the extraction site to promote blood clot formation.
- She will advise you to apply an ice pack on the outside of your face to minimize swelling.
- Take prescribed pain medication and antibiotics as directed by our dentist.
- Stick to soft foods, gradually reintroducing solid foods as the extraction site heals.
- Maintain good oral hygiene but avoid brushing directly over the extraction site.
If you are facing any kind of dental issues, you can contact us to get the best possible consultation and treatment.