A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been injured or develops tooth decay, your dentist will recommend treatments to save the tooth first such as a filling or crown. In cases where the tooth is too severely damaged, your dentist may recommend for the tooth to be extracted.
There are many reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary, including:
• The spread of illness and tooth decay can be stopped by removing the tooth. You don’t want to lose your complete grin, do you? The greatest method to prevent the problem from spreading is to completely remove it.
• In cases of overcrowding, tooth extraction may be helpful. Overcrowding can lead to tooth misalignment and possibly dental problems. Dental problems arise because overlapping teeth are difficult to clean. This promotes the growth of dental issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and others.
• A tooth extraction can make you feel better and give you a more useful grin. You will be able to speak and eat normally after the decay and infection are gone!
Before the tooth is extracted, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. You may experience pressure, but no pain during the procedure. If you feel any pain or discomfort, tell your doctor. Once the tooth has been extracted, a blood clot usually forms in the socket.
Your 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 self-dissolving stitches to close the gum edges over the extraction site.
You may experience pressure, but no pain during the procedure. If you feel any pain or discomfort, tell your doctor. Once the tooth has been extracted, a blood clot usually forms in the socket.
It is normal to feel some pain after the anesthesia wears off. For 24 hours after having a tooth pulled, you should also expect some swelling and residual bleeding. However, if bleeding or pain is still severe more than four hours after your tooth is pulled, you should call your dentist.
You should also call your dentist if you experience any of the following:
• Signs of infection, including fever and chills
• Nausea or vomiting
• Redness, swelling, or excessive discharge from the affected area
• Cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or severe nausea or vomiting
New bone and gum tissue will grow into the space where the tooth was removed. Over time, however, having a tooth (or teeth) missing can cause the remaining teeth to shift, effecting your bite and making it difficult to chew. For that reason, your dentist may recommend replacing the missing tooth or teeth with an implant, fixed bridge, or denture.
Following a tooth extraction, your dentist will send you home to recover. Recovery typically takes a few days. The following can help minimize discomfort, reduce the risk of infection, and speed up recovery:
• Take painkillers as prescribed.
• Bite firmly but gently on the gauze pad placed by your dentist to reduce bleeding and allow a clot to form in the tooth socket. Change gauze pads before they become soaked with blood every 30 minutes. Otherwise, leave the pad in place for three to four hours after the extraction.
• Apply an ice bag to the side of your face immediately after the procedure to keep down swelling. Apply ice for 10 minutes at a time with a 10-minute break in between.
• Relax for at least 24 hours after the extraction. Limit activity for the next day or two.
• Avoid rinsing or spitting for 24 hours after the extraction to avoid dislodging the clot that forms in the socket.
• After 24 hours, rinse with your mouth with a solution made of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 8 ounces of warm water.
• Do not drink from a straw for the first 24 hours.
• Do not smoke, which can inhibit healing.
• Eat soft foods, such as soup, pudding, yogurt, or applesauce the day after the extraction. Gradually add solid foods to your diet as the extraction site heals.
• When lying down, prop your head up with pillows. Lying flat may prolong bleeding.
• Continue to brush and floss your teeth, and brush your tongue, but be sure to avoid the extraction site to help prevent infection.
Tooth Extraction cost is start from IDR 500.000 per tooth, depends on your oral condition
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