Tooth extraction maybe needed for various reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed.
Other teeth may have advanced periodontal disease, broken in a way that cannot be repaired, or are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth) in preparation for prosthetic or orthodontic treatment
THE EXTRACTION PROCESS
At the time of extraction, the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic. During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected. If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away
SECTIONING A TOOTH
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved, and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section at a time.
AFTER EXTRACTION- HOME CARE
If you experience pain you may use non-prescription pain relief medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
For most extractions just make sure you do your chewing away from the extraction site. Stay away from hot liquids and alcoholic beverages for 24 hours. A liquid diet may be recommended for 24 hours.