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Cleveland Dental Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

When is tooth extraction recommended?

After diagnosing a patient and determining whether it is the best course of action, dentists may recommend tooth extraction, also known as dental extraction. For a tooth extraction procedure, it is better to consult with a dental professional. The following are some of the reasons why a dentist would recommend a tooth extraction: 

  • Severe tooth damage: Teeth can oftentimes become severely damaged that is beyond repair caused by face trauma or untreated tooth decay. If a tooth is severely damaged and simply cannot be restored then a dentist might recommend extraction of the tooth and replace it with fixed bridge, dentures, or implants. 
  • Severe teeth infection: When a tooth is destroyed by dental trauma or decay, the pulp chamber is exposed to the germs in the mouth and can get infected. Patients who have recently had an organ transplant or therapies such as chemotherapy are at an increased risk of infection.  
  • Impacted teeth: These are teeth that are unable to break through the gums. Although impacted teeth may not necessarily necessitate extraction, it can be dental extraction time  if they are forcing up neighboring teeth.
  • Orthodontic purposes: Some dentists or orthodontists may also propose tooth extraction if there is a tooth within the mouth that makes improving teeth and jaw alignment difficult or impossible. Typically, this is due to overcrowded teeth inside the mouth. However, a dentist or an orthodontist will not advise you to get a tooth extraction for cosmetic or orthodontic purposes unless the extraction procedure is completely safe.

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Some of the consequences of tooth extraction.

The tooth extraction prices vary based on where you live, if the tooth is impacted, and whether you need other teeth extracted. Below are some of the after effects of dental extraction , including:

  • Pain: During tooth extraction recovery, you may feel some discomfort and agony after having your teeth extracted. For mild pain, you can take paracetamol or ibuprofen as suggested, but for severe pain, you must take tramadol pills as prescribed. Every day, the pain associated with tooth extraction recuperation should lessen. If the discomfort persists, you should seek medical assistance and contact a dentist for dental extraction aftercare.
  • Discoloration: Skin darkening can occur as a result of edema in some circumstances. This is a common postoperative event that might occur two to three days after surgery. Moist heat given to the affected region may hasten the elimination of discoloration. 
  • Bleeding: After tooth extraction, a blood clot must develop to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. If the bleeding does not stop, consult your dentist for further advice. 
  • Swelling: Some swelling is common following surgery, and it is usually proportionate to the procedure. It is typical to have swelling around the lips, cheeks, and sides of the face. The swelling won’t start to become noticeable until the day after surgery, and it won’t reach its peak until two days after the procedure. If the swelling persists, you should see your dentist for an examination and counseling.

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