This is the field of dentistry that involves simple extraction to more complicated cases such as surgical extractions, bone grafting, and sinus uplifting. Teeth that are not salvageable or are periodontally compromised need to be extracted at times.
Commonly Asked Questions
- Is extraction painful?
Incase of a simple extraction the tooth to be extracted is anesthetized or numbed initially. The patient might experience soreness or slight pain after the extraction has been performed and in order to control pain, pain killers are advised.
2. How long does the healing take?
Complete healing takes place in 4 weeks. Any replacement of the extracted tooth has to wait for a minimum of this time in order for the bone to resorb and deposit. Once it is healed, you may proceed with any form of replacement you would prefer.
3. Can I replace the extracted tooth immediately?
Any replacement of the extracted tooth has to wait for a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks in order for the bone to resorb and deposit. In the meantime, a removable denture can be placed as a temporary replacement. Once it is healed, you may proceed with any form of replacement you would prefer.
4. What to expect in a surgical wisdom tooth extraction?
Soreness, pain and swelling are to be expected in such kind of extraction. These symptoms may persist from a week to two weeks. Painkillers, antibiotics, and anti inflammatory drugs are prescribed to prevent any further complications from arising.
5. should I go on an empty stomach for surgery?
You should NEVER go on an empty stomach to surgery. Eat healthy One hour before Surgery.
6. Can I get my tooth extracted at any time?
Although simple extractions can be done during any time of the day but our dentists advice our patients to go for extractions in the morning.