Tooth extraction is the process of removing one or more teeth that have been damaged beyond repair. There are many reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted, such as:
- Broken teeth
- Badly damaged teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Wisdom teeth that have grown in crooked
- Overcrowded teeth
These are some of the more common reasons for tooth extraction, and in some cases, may require more than one tooth to be removed.
Types of Extraction
There are two types of extractions that are common when a tooth needs removal. These are:
- Simple extractions- A simple extraction is used to remove any visible teeth within the mouth.
- Surgical extractions- A surgical extraction is performed when the tooth isn’t easily accessible inside the mouth.
What to do After Extraction
While recovering, it’s essential to make sure that you don’t remove the blood clot as it is crucial in the healing process. If the clot were to fall out and expose the bone, this can cause severe pain and potential infection. If you feel an increase in pain or suspect anything is wrong, call us immediately.
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