Extractions/Wisdom Teeth Removal
Removal of wisdom teeth, fractured teeth, or to make space for orthodontic treatment are some of the common reasons why dental extractions are prescribed.
Tooth extractions can be performed non-surgically or surgically, depending on the tooth’s condition. Usually, surgical extractions are done when a tooth isn’t easy to access or because it hasn’t fully broken, or it could be below the gum line. The dentist will perform an incision to access the tooth; the tooth is then carefully broken into small pieces so it can be removed easily.
For non-surgical extractions, dental forceps will be used to remove the tooth. It is possible that an anesthetic can be administered to alleviate pain.
Teenager parents: please set up a consult for Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery. Yes, the parents. The teenagers will NEVER do it. I know, I have a teenager at home.
The Healing Process – Post-Extraction
After tooth extraction, it is common for bleeding to occur during the first hour. It usually takes this long for the blood to clot and form in the tooth socket. It will take around one week for the dental socket wound to create an overlay, and then the socket will heal within one to two months by filling with gum tissue. After around six months, it is possible to close the socket with bony remodelling.
“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond”
― Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605
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