People often fear getting a tooth pulled or extracted even at times when it is pretty essential. In some cases, patient must not avoid it because it is compulsory and ignoring this can cause further damage and harm to other existing teeth.
Patient must not fear for extraction of tooth because often dentist does this with right medications and sedation for the comfort of the patient.
Tooth extraction is removal of that tooth which is decayed or damaged and is essential to be extracted. To perform this extraction, a sequence of procedures can be used. Such procedures are only carried out after proper analysis of the condition of the damage over the tooth. If this is minimal, extraction can be avoided.
There are two types of extractions:
Normal extraction – In normal extraction, the badly damaged tooth is extracted after the area is numbed. The tooth is loosened using elevator and is slowly removed with this easy and reliable method.
Surgical tooth removal – This is surgery commonly done when tooth breaks but is still attached to gum or when cavities are extensive. In this surgery, damaged tooth is manually cut.
Tooth extraction is necessary when decay, damage or cavity is extreme and there is a risk of spreading of infection. It is also essential if the tooth alignment is wrong which could affect the overall teeth structure.
Pulling a tooth is not at all bad as it comes with multiple benefits which can be:
Tooth pulling may cause discomfort but when done at an advanced clinic with anesthesia, this pain can be avoided further if pain persists a patient may ask a doctor for medications.