Tooth Extractions

A tooth extraction is the action of removing a tooth, a molar or a wisdom tooth.

The procedure

Initially, you are administered a local anesthetic in order to make the procedure more comfortable. Your dentist grasps and elevates your tooth in the place and then he or she takes it out with the use of a dental forceps.

Possible complications following tooth extraction

Just like any other dental procedure, tooth extractions have specific possible complications; you must know that infections, swelling or prolonged bleeding might occur.

So, why is it so important to replace the missing teeth?

It is likely that the other teeth would shift into the empty place resulted after the extraction. This process involving the entire dentition may cause incorrect chewing, that may lead to problems of the jaw. Once teeth are shifted from their original position, cleaning them may become problematic, and they are prone to gum diseases and cavities, and so you may experience further tooth loss. This is why you need to cover the empty space with a dental bridge, an implant or even a partial denture.

Removing a Tooth You Could Otherwise Save

You can choose to have your tooth extracted instead of treating it; it seems cheaper, but, in the long run, it’s more expensive. As you well know, following the extraction you need to cover the empty space if you want to avoid complications. Sum up the costs and you’ll notice it would have been preferable to fix the tooth in the first place.

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