Tooth Extraction: Types and Procedure in Lowell, MA

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Having badly decayed tooth may sometimes not need restoration but a permanent removal. Removal or extraction of a tooth paves the way for a new tooth to grow. As your dental team wanted to save your natural teeth badly, there are some circumstances where tooth extraction is your last resort. All Smile Care Cosmetic and Family Dentistry administers two types of Tooth Extraction.

Tooth Extraction

Definition of Tooth Extraction

Extraction is the removal of the tooth from its socket, to save a damaged tooth of severe cavities, cracks, or infection that cannot be restored.

Types of Tooth Extraction

Simple Extraction – This type of tooth extraction is performed on visible and noticeable teeth. When performing this type, a tool called elevator is used to loosen the teeth. Then, dental forceps is used to remove the tooth, and General dentists commonly perform this procedure.

Surgical Extraction – This type of tooth extraction is way more complex than a simple extraction. It is performed when a tooth has broken off at the gum line and is not fully grown. This type of extraction needs the expertise of an oral surgeon. With surgical extraction, a small incision of the gums will be made. In some instances, a tooth may have to be broken down into pieces to be extracted easily.

The patient will undergo a tooth extraction depending on the tooth’s severity and need. Before you come to a decision, you have understood the procedure well enough and its corresponding causes and effects to your dental health.

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Before administering the actual tooth extraction, the patient’s medical history will be checked first. An X-ray of the full mouth is needed. From the x-ray results, essential details and information will be gathered ( From the tooth’s size, length, shape, damages, and the surrounding jaw bone). To ensure and determine the dental issue and take the appropriate dental procedure to be done.

Tooth extraction procedures are done under the influence of anesthesia. So, you should not worry about pain anymore. After a minute or two, the numbing effect occurs,  then extraction is administered by first loosening the tooth from the socket and the proper removal.

After the extraction, the area should be clean at all times to avoid infection. Pain is normal after the extraction, and it will fade away in a few days. All Smile Care Cosmetic and Family Dentistry recommends an over-the-counter or prescription painkiller to subdue the pain. Take good care of your teeth and the extracted area. Keeping it clean. Eat soft cold foods days following the procedure.

Tips for faster and healthier Recovery

  • Follow your dentist’s instruction and prescription
  • Rinse mouth softly, avoid vigorous brushing
  • Do not poke, or insert fingers at the site where the tooth was extracted
  • Heat dissolves blood clot so avoid taking in hot foods and drinks after the removal
  • Eat soft and cold foods
  • Avoid doing strenuous activities
  • Make sure that when you lie down, your head is elevated
  • Avoid drinking using a drink straws

Healthy oral hygiene prevents further damage of the teeth. Be confident in your own way and have a pleasing, radiant smile all the time.

Looking for a safe and pain-free procedure? Book an appointment with us, call (978) 234-4334.  All Smile Care Cosmetic and Family Dentistry have caring and dedicated staff to help you feel pleasant during your Tooth Extraction in Lowell, MA.