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Surgical tooth extraction or traditional extraction through applied gentle force is simply a way to remove a tooth or teeth that have become decayed, injured or traumatized. There are other cases where tooth extraction is necessary including having wisdom teeth removed in teenagers or young adults. This is often done because wisdom teeth either do not properly emerge or have caused crowding at the back of the mouth. Whether it is tooth infection, tooth decay or overcrowding of teeth, tooth extraction plays a vital role in modern dentistry today.
Quick and Relatively Painless Outpatient Type Procedure
Even those who may be getting braces often find that it is necessary to remove one or two teeth as a way to allow proper shifting during dental brace therapy. Tooth removal is performed by a general dentistry professional as well as an oral surgeon. It is considered a simple, quick and relatively painless outpatient type of procedure. In most cases local anesthesia as well as general or intravenous anesthesia can be used as needed to mitigate any possible pain. Extractions are considered either simple or surgical depending on the complexity involved.
The Patient Only Feels A Little Bit Of Pressure
With a surgical extraction, local anesthesia as well as intravenous anesthesia is commonly used. This helps to relax the patient and reduce the potential for unwanted pain. During oral surgery of this nature a small cut or incision is made in the gum so that a small amount of bone may be removed from around the tooth root prior to the actual extraction. With a simple extraction the patient only feels a little bit of pressure during the procedure thanks to local anesthesia. A dental instrument known as an elevator is used to loosen the tooth and ultimately forceps will be used to remove the tooth. Talk with your dentist in Walnut Creek, Dr. Darvishzadeh at Walnut Creek Dental for more information on tooth removal techniques and procedures.