Extractions/Tooth Removal


Involves the removal
of a tooth

Extractions, or the removal of teeth, can be a daunting prospect for many patients. It requires precision and expertise, as well as access to the right equipment. Thankfully, there are oral surgeons that specialize in extractions and have extensive experience and training in the procedure.

Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket. It can be performed for a variety of reasons, including decay, overcrowding, infection, and trauma. Orthodontic treatment might require tooth extraction to create room for the teeth as they move into place.

Tooth extraction can be done in one of two ways: normal or surgical. Normal extractions are the most common and involve using special equipment to remove the tooth from the socket. Surgical extractions are more complicated and require patience, skill, and experience. Both types of extractions can be performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon. With the help of anesthesia, tooth extraction is usually a painless and straightforward procedure.

What to expect during the tooth extraction process

• Once the tooth is removed, the dentist will clean the area and place stitches if necessary
• The dentist may prescribe pain relievers and antibiotics to manage pain and prevent infection
• It is important to follow aftercare instructions provided by the dentist to promote healing and prevent complications
• The extraction site may take several weeks to fully heal, during this time it is important to avoid biting or chewing on the extraction site.

What about pain during tooth extraction

Most patients report that they do not feel pain during the tooth extraction process, as the dentist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area completely. You may feel pressure during the procedure, but not pain.
If you experience any discomfort after the numbness wears off, over-the-counter pain medication or medication prescribed by your dentist can help manage the pain. If you experience severe or prolonged pain, it is important to inform your dentist as soon as possible.

Signs of infection after tooth extraction
A person with any of the following symptoms of infection should contact their dentist:

• swelling of the gums and/or face
• pus and redness in or around the site
• a fever
• swollen glands in the neck
• warmth or redness on your skin near the extraction site.

What about antibiotics after the tooth extraction?

It is not necessary to take antibiotics for a tooth extraction unless you have a serious bacterial infection. By removing the tooth, the source of the infection is eliminated, allowing the infection to naturally resolve.

At KDC we have all the necessary specialized equipment and knowledge that can ensure that your extraction is performed quickly and safely. By understanding the technology and experience required for extractions, you can rest assured that your procedure is being handled by a professional.


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