Chocolates, sweet dishes, and confectioneries are the ultimate favorite of everyone. But are they very good for our teeth?
Dental Extraction is nothing but getting your tooth removed. Tooth extraction or tooth removal can be there for many reasons like tooth decay, infection or crowding. Sometimes using a brace can also lead to tooth removal. Sometimes people even choose to get their wisdom tooth removed.
A tooth extraction procedure is a simple and relatively less time-consuming process done by dentists or oral surgeons. There are many things involved in a tooth extraction process. There are considerations to be made before opting for this process. Tooth is of great importance to everyone an getting it removed is a bid deal. So here are a few things you need to know about the tooth extraction process.
Types of Tooth Extraction
There are two types of the extraction process that the dentists or oral surgeons follow.
- Simple Extraction:-
The tooth is removed after receiving anesthesia by a tool called elevator which loosens the tooth and forceps which remove it.
- Surgical Extraction:-
It is a comparatively complex and long process. Majorly two types of anesthesia are given to the patient, i.e. local and intravenous anesthesia. General anesthesia is also given to make the patient unconscious. The surgeon cuts the gum with an incision, a bone is either removed or the tooth is cut before the extraction.
Risks Involved in Tooth Extraction
- A blood clot in the empty socket or the gap created due to the extraction
- Bleeding for longer hours
- Fever and chill
- Breathlessness and chest pain
- Swelling and redness of the surgical area
Cost of the Process
The tooth extraction process can be costly. Simple tooth extraction can cost about $75 to $200 per tooth, whereas the removal of an infected tooth can cost as high as $800 to $4000 per tooth..
Recovery Process and Time
The recovery after a tooth extraction procedure can take up to a few days. There are certain steps to be followed for a faster recovery. These steps include
- Applying ice packs
- Regular and timely Medication
- Rest for a day
- No rinsing for the first 24hours after the extraction
- Avoiding solid foods and sticking to soft or liquid food like curd, juice, etc.
The tooth extraction process can be painful and should not b done without proper consultation. Just as simple the process may look complex problems can occur if anything goes wrong. Therefore it is advised to be extra careful and always listen to the dentist’s advice following such processes.