A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth, or teeth from the oral cavity. The tooth is removed under local anaesthetic. It is carefully loosened from its socket and then dental forceps are used to remove the tooth. Once the tooth is removed, your gums may need to be sutured with dissolving sutures which dissolve in 5-7 days. You are then required to bite on a piece of gauze to help control bleeding.
Risks and complications of procedure
Common risks and complications include post-operative pain, post-operative bleeding, post-operative infection, dry socket.
Rare risks and complications include reaction to the drugs used, damage to adjacent teeth/fillings, a small fragment of root being left in the jaw; its removal may require more extensive surgery. For upper teeth, possible involvement of the sinus during teeth removal may require additional treatment.
Possible involvement of the nerve may result in temporary or possible permanent tingling or numbness or pain in the affected area.
Risks of not having the procedure
The most common risks of not having an extraction is the deterioration of the tooth. This can result in pain and infection. In rarer cases, the infection can spread.
Call your local family dental clinic today
The experienced team at Real Dentistry are happy to discuss your dental concerns and recommend the ideal treatment for your situation and budget. The options available to patients are now safer, easier, and more effective than ever – we can create natural and aesthetically pleasing solutions to your damaged or broken teeth.
If you have any questions, please discuss them with your dentist during your initial consultation. Call 04 387 9392 to book your appointment.