Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions, or even just the idea of having a tooth “pulled” will often put a person ill at ease. If however, you understand the principles behind pulling teeth, you will probably find the process of having a tooth extracted to be much less of an ordeal.What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction?

Your dentist will numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow, in There are a number of reasons why Dr. Mayelzadeh might recommend that you have a tooth extracted, for example broken, cracked or extensively decayed teeth can be extraction candidates.

Some Reasons for Tooth Extraction:
Teeth that are unsuitable candidates for root canal treatment
Some teeth may require treatment of the nerve space that lies within them (root canal treatment) in order to make a repair. While most teeth typically are candidates for root canal treatment there can be complicating factors that remove this option. If this is the case and needed root canal treatment cannot be performed then the extraction of the tooth is indicated.

Mal- positioned or nonfunctional teeth
Some teeth are extracted because they are mal-positioned. As an example, sometimes when wisdom teeth come in they lie in a position that proves to be a constant source of irritation to the person’s cheek. As a solution, a dentist may suggest that the offending wisdom teeth should be extracted.

Impacted teeth are often extracted. Impacted teeth are teeth whose positioning in the jaw bone is such that they cannot erupt into normal alignment. So by definition, impacted teeth are mal-positioned and because they are mal-positioned they are often nonfunctional. This combination of factors makes impacted teeth common candidates for extraction.

Impacted teeth that aren’t removed can cause numerous problems. These problems include cysts, crowding, decay and gum disease most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healing. For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently afterward, for pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Ask your dentist about pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don't clean the teeth next to the tooth socket. When having an extraction, today's modern procedures and follow up care as recommended by Dandune Dentistry are there to provide you the patient great benefit and comfort.