Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction means removing a tooth with its roots from the jaw bone. Tooth extraction is performed as a last option in our clinics, because despite all the new technics and options to replace a tooth, natural and healthy tooth is still the best thing that you could have.

Why Extracting a tooth?

  • Excessive decays : If the decay is too big and not possible to save it with fillings and crowns, as a last option, tooth must be extracted.
  • Tooth infections : Sometimes even the tooth that had root canal could repeat infection, then tooth must be extracted.
  • Crowding : Sometimes before starting an aligners treatment , your dentist might want to open some space and extract a tooth.

There are simple extraction and surgical extraction. If the tooth is visible , it would be a simple extraction , but if the tooth is broken or impacted or below the surface it would be a surgical extraction.

For both simple and surgical extractions, local anesthesia will be applied to comfort the process for both patient and dentist.

After a Tooth Extraction

  • Right after the extraction, applying an ice pack on the area from outside will reduce swelling.
  • After extraction, dentist will place a gauze pad over the wounded area, bite it down to stop bleeding and keep it in month until bleeding stops.
  • It is normal to feel the blood taste and it is not fun but spitting your saliva will cause more bleeding this is why avoid spitting too often.
  • For the next 24 hours don’t use straw.
  • Preferably don’t smoke.
  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly but avoid the extraction area.
  • After extraction, try to consume soft food not hurt the wounded area. As you heal in the next few days, slowly introduce harder food into your diet.
  • Avoid hot showers, sauna and hamam.
  • Avoid hot drinks and foods.
  • If you are prescribed any medicine, please take your medicine regularly.

    For the extracted area you could get either a DENTAL IMPLANT or a DENTAL BRIDGE.