Dental Extraction And Cost
What Are The Reasons To Remove A Tooth?
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired.
Other reasons include:
A crowded mouth
Sometimes your dentist or oral surgeon will pull out your permanent teeth to prepare the mouth for orthodontia. The goal of orthodontia is to properly align the teeth, which may not be possible if your teeth are too big for your mouth. Likewise, if a tooth cannot break through the gum (erupt) because there is not room in the mouth for it, your general dentist may recommend pulling it.
If tooth decay or damage extends to the pulp -- the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels -- bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp, leading to infection. Often this can be corrected with root canal therapy (RCT), but if the infection is so severe that antibiotics or RCT do not cure it, extraction may be needed to prevent the spread of infection.
Risk of infection
If your immune system is compromised (for example, if you are receiving chemotherapy or are having an organ transplant), even the risk of infection in a particular tooth may be reason enough to pull the tooth.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease
If periodontal disease -- an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth -- have caused loosening of the teeth, it may be necessary to the pull the tooth or teeth.
What Are The Types Of Extraction?
There are two main types of dental extraction, simple extraction and surgical extraction. Simple dental extraction is used to remove fully erupted teeth that can be seen and are easily accessible, whereas surgical dental extraction typically requires an incision into the connective tissue to gain access to the tooth to be removed.
What to Expect in a Tooth Extraction?
Dentists and oral surgeons (dentists with special training to perform surgery) perform tooth extractions.
Before pulling the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed.
Once after tooth removal, a blood clot usually forms in the socket.
The dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket and have you bite down on it to help stop the bleeding.
Sometimes the dentist will place a few stitches -- usually self-dissolving -- to close the gum edges over the extraction site.
What to Tell Your Dentist Before You Have a Tooth Pulled?
Although having a tooth pulled is usually very safe, the procedure can allow harmful bacteria into the bloodstream. Gum tissue is also at risk of infection. If you have a condition that puts you at high risk for developing a severe infection, you may need to take antibiotics before and after the extraction. Before having a tooth pulled, let your dentist know your complete medical history, the medications and supplements you take, and if you have one of the following:
Damaged or man-made heart valves
Congenital heart defect
Impaired immune system
Liver disease (cirrhosis)
The artificial joint, such as a hip replacement
History of bacterial endocarditis
What is the Cost Of A Molar Tooth Extraction In Bangaloree?
The Cost of dental extraction in Diva Dental Clinics, Bangalore depends on factors like Mobile Tooth, Firm Tooth or Grossly Decayed Tooth and qualification of the doctor.
What is a Dry Socket?
You probably think having a tooth pulled is not a particularly enjoyable experience. And you no doubt expect to have some discomfort afterward. But that's OK, you say. You can endure it when you need to. But if the pain becomes intense and perhaps even worse after a few days, it may be a symptom of a condition called dry socket, or alveolar osteitis.
Only a very small percentage -- about 2% to 5% of people -- develop dry socket after a tooth extraction. In those who have it, though, dry socket can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, it's easily treatable.
The socket is the hole in the bone where the tooth has been removed. After a tooth is pulled, a blood clot forms in the socket to protect the bone and nerves underneath. Sometimes that clot can become dislodged or dissolve a couple of days after the extraction. That leaves the bone and nerve exposed to air, food, fluid, and anything else that enters the mouth. This can lead to infection and severe pain that can last for 5 or 6 days.