Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the process of surgically removing the tooth from the bone socket called alveolus. It can be applied by dentists under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Tooth extraction may be necessary for a variety of reasons.

Reasons for tooth extraction:

  • Tooth decay: If tooth decay is advanced and the tooth is damaged beyond repair, tooth extraction may be necessary.
  • Gum disease: Gum disease can destroy the bone around the teeth, causing the teeth to become loose. In this case, tooth extraction may be necessary.
  • Tooth fracture: Teeth can break due to trauma or accidents. If the broken tooth is too damaged to be repaired, extraction may be necessary.
  • Orthodontic treatment: Tooth extraction may be necessary as part of orthodontic treatment.
  • ** impacted teeth:** Impacted teeth may not find space in the mouth and may cause pain or infection. In this case, impacted tooth extraction may be necessary.

Things to consider after tooth extraction:

  • Bleeding: It is normal to have bleeding after tooth extraction. To control bleeding, use a gauze pad and bite for about 30 minutes.
  • Swelling: It is normal to have swelling after tooth extraction. Apply ice compresses to reduce swelling.
  • Pain: It is normal to have pain after tooth extraction. You can control your pain by using painkillers.
  • Avoid hot and cold foods: Avoid hot and cold foods after tooth extraction.
  • Do not brush your teeth: Do not brush the area where the tooth was extracted for 24 hours.
  • Do not smoke: Do not smoke after tooth extraction.
  • Keep your head elevated while lying down: Keep your head elevated with a pillow or two while lying down.
  • Follow your dentist’s instructions: Follow the instructions your dentist gives you.

If you experience any problems after tooth extraction, contact your dentist.

Tooth extraction is a simple procedure performed by dentists. When applied correctly and necessary precautions are taken, there will be no problems after tooth extraction.

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