Tooth extraction is the removal of the entire tooth, including the root, from its socket in the jawbone. Dr. Dizik has performed several tooth extraction over the years, including some of the most complicated ones, with ease.
Tooth extractions are performed during different scenarios. Some of the most common causes leading to extraction are as follows:
Tooth extraction is a pretty simple procedure. An initial examination is carried out to determine the exact condition of the tooth and how best it can be removed. Local anesthesia will be administered so that the region around the extraction site is numbed. The tooth will be firmly gripped using forceps and shaken to loosen it from the jawbone socket. It will then be extracted in one clean jerk, and the patient would feel no pain at all. Most patients who have had their teeth extracted say that they feel slight pressure when the tooth is being pulled off.
Sometimes, an extraction becomes complicated as the tooth would be in an awkward position to be removed. Dr. Dizik is highly experienced and has dealt with many such situations. An incision would have to be made on the gums before the tooth is removed. If the patient feels nervous during the treatment, relaxants can be administered.
The effect of the anesthesia administered would take some time to wear off. Hence, it is advisable for the patient to bring along anyone to take them home. An antibiotic will be recommended to prevent the infection of the extraction site and a pain-relieving medication to counter the pain. Until the wound heals, one must not chew food on the side of the tooth extraction. Also, consuming spicy food, beverages and smoking cigarettes must be avoided. It is best to eat cold foods as it provides relief from the pain.
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