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If a tooth is beyond repair with either fillings, crowns or other cosmetic procedures, a tooth extraction may be the only outcome that will remove pain and discomfort.

Repair your smile after a tooth extraction

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, there is usually some decay to the tooth or the root. Dr Harry Singh will examine the affected area and request some x-rays to see the problem in greater detail.

In most instances, it is better to keep the tooth in position and provide cosmetic treatments to build the tooth back up. However, if an extraction is required, there are other options that can replace the tooth that has been extracted.

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Tooth Extraction

Typically, during a tooth extraction procedure, sedation is administered to the patient to make them feel relaxed and comfortable. Also, many teeth that are subjected to extraction have nerves that are dead or dying, which means that the affected tooth may not be able to send pain signals out.

Once the procedure is done, detailed at-home care instructions will be given to the patient. To speed up the recovery and avoid any complications, patients must follow the given at-home instructions diligently. However, do know that the recovery period varies from patient to patient.

Smoking following the procedure is prohibited, as it can be a reason for different complications. Smoking can also cause the formed blood clot to dislodge, which leads to a painful dry socket. This blood clot plays an essential role in the healing of the wound. Additionally, several complications may occur if the patient smokes after teeth extractions, such as high blood pressure, dizziness, dry socket, risk of getting an infection, and slower healing process.

Teeth extractions refer to the dental procedure of removing severely damaged or infected teeth from the mouth. During teeth extractions, the tooth root is removed from the alveolar bone along with the crown and the rest of the tooth.

The first part of the process is to provide a local anesthetic to ensure that the area is numbed, reducing the risk of discomfort. Then the dentist will cut away any gum or bone around the tooth to provide a large surface area for the forceps to grip onto. Next, they will use the forceps to rock the tooth backward and forwards until they release it from the bone. 

Prevent Recurrent Periodontal Infections

Periodontal infections are serious. Not only do they cause a lot of pain and distress, but they can also lead to damage to the surrounding bone tissue. Removing a problem tooth is often the only way to prevent recurrent infection and to allow the gum to heal. 

Make Way For Mouth Reconstruction

A rotting, damaged or dead tooth can impact your oral hygiene and get in the way of new implants. 

Prevent The Spread Of Rot

One rotting tooth can impact another and lead to severe issues across your entire mouth. Often it’s better to remove the problem tooth and eliminate the risk. 

Relieve Pain

Toothache can be awful. Removing a bad tooth helps to relieve pain and allows you to live your life to the full. 

There are several signs that you might need a tooth extraction. 

  • There’s not enough room in your mouth for the tooth to emerge
  • A tooth is causing repeated gum infections (periodontitis)
  • A tooth has been damaged beyond repair in an accident
  • The tooth is decayed and causing you pain
  • The tooth no longer provides you with a functioning biting surface

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Elizabeth Summan
Practice Manager

Elizabeth Summan

Practice Manager

Elizabeth has worked as a dental nurse for 16 years and as a practice manager with Oldbury Smile Spa for just over 8 years