EXTRACTION

Introduction:

Extraction is the process of removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Extraction is a common dental procedure that can be performed in a dentist’s office or a hospital setting. It is usually a safe and relatively painless procedure, but there are some risks associated with it, such as infection and hemorrhage.

Types of Extraction:

There are a few different types of extractions:

1. Simple Extraction: 

This is the most common type of extraction, and is usually performed on teeth that have erupted fully into the mouth. The dentist loosens the tooth with a dental tool, and then pulls it out with forceps.

2. Surgical Extraction: 

This type of extraction is performed on teeth that are partially or fully embedded in the jawbone. The dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue, loosens the tooth, and then removes it with forceps.

3. Impacted Tooth Extraction:

This type of extraction is performed on teeth that are impacted (stuck) in the jawbone. The dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue and removes the tooth with forceps.

4. Wisdom Tooth Extraction: 

This type of extraction is usually performed on wisdom teeth, which are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. The dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue and removes the tooth with forceps.

Side effects:

After an extraction, there are a few side effects that you may experience, such as:

  • Bleeding: You may experience some bleeding from the site of the extraction. This is normal and should stop within a few days.
  • Swelling: You may experience swelling around the site of the extraction. This is also normal and should go away within a few days.
  • Pain: You may experience some pain at the site of the extraction. This is to be expected and should subside within a few days.
  • Difficulty swallowing: You may have difficulty swallowing immediately after the extraction. This is usually temporary and will go away within a few days.
  • Dental nerve damage: There is a small risk of dental nerve damage after an extraction. This can cause temporary or permanent numbness in the lips, tongue, or chin.

Conclusion:

Extraction is a common dental procedure that can be performed in a dentist’s office or a hospital setting. It is usually a safe and relatively painless procedure, but there are some risks associated with it, such as infection and hemorrhage. After an extraction, you may experience some bleeding, swelling, pain, difficulty swallowing, and numbness in the lips, tongue, or chin. These side effects are usually temporary and will go away within a few days.