Is Surgical Tooth Extraction Safe?
“We need to pull this tooth out…” These are some of the most dreadful words some of you might have heard. The fear of extracting the natural tooth is still there, despite all the medical advancements. So much so that most people end up asking, if surgical tooth extraction is even safe. We are going to find answers.
But, before that, we are going to find why do we even need to extract teeth?
This is a million-dollar question… Why can’t we save our natural teeth? Well, there could be many reasons behind tooth extraction: some people get their wisdom tooth extracted, whereas others want to get rid of that decayed tooth.
Not only tooth decay, but tooth infection can also become a driving reason for tooth extraction surgery. Abscessed teeth are also not behind. And sometimes… it is for cosmetic purposes as well, when you get braces, you need to pull out one or two teeth to get space for other teeth’s movement. And in some cases, people getting chemotherapy would also need to get one or two teeth extracted in order to keep their mouth in a healthy state. Your dentist will suggest if there is any tiniest margin of saving that natural tooth.
And who is going to perform tooth extraction surgery?
A dental surgeon… or sometimes, a general dentist. It depends on the purpose of extraction. If the extraction is easy, and it is, when the tooth is visible, a general dentist can easily perform a tooth extraction surgery. Whereas, if the extraction is complicated, then a professional surgeon would do the job.
Types of extraction:
There are two basic types of tooth extractions:
- Surgical extraction
- Simple extraction
As we’ve already discussed, the tooth which is above the gum line can be easily extracted with the help of forceps. Your general dentist can perform this simple extraction.
A surgical extraction is performed when the dentist needs to pull out teeth from below the gum line by removing the gum tissues or the bone.
Preparation for tooth extraction:
Did you ever wonder how your dentist got to know that you need tooth extraction surgery? Obviously, with the help of an X-ray…
Prior to the surgery, your dentist might ask about your health condition. To know if there is anything that your dentist needs to know about, such as disease or infection or allergic reactions that you have. Just to make the surgery safe!
It is most likely that your dentist is going to use properly sanitized equipment before invading your mouth. It depends on which type of dental clinic you are heading to. If you are looking for a completely safe experience, then you must head towards us, as we have the best dentists in Elgin.
Your dentist might recommend some medicines to get rid of the pain or swelling that is caused by the surgery. Also, your dentist will make sure that everything is fine… and might also get another X-ray just to be on the safer side.
All this indicates that yes… tooth extraction surgery is, indeed, a safe treatment, for all teenagers, adults, and elders. Or it is, maybe, just at our clinic?