What is Dental or Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is the permanent removal of the tooth from its socket that has been infected or decayed, which is way beyond any kind of repair such as filling and crown. Tooth extraction is performed to remove an extra tooth blocking the way of other teeth or eliminating the baby tooth that is taking too much time to come out. Sometimes wisdom teeth that come in late 20’s, need to be removed, if they are infected and causing pain.
Procedure of Tooth Extraction
Before starting the procedure, your dentist will take x-ray of the area in order to plan the best way to extract the defected tooth as it gives clear images of infection, any kind of bone disease or relationship of the infected tooth with upper or lower teeth. It is advisable to tell the doctor about your medical history and current prescriptions or any allergic reaction to certain medications in order to avoid complications during or after the treatment.
You will be given general anesthesia to put you to sleep during the procedure as it may provide severe pain. For some special conditions, you may be given antibiotics as well.