A tooth extraction is usually done with an injection of local anesthetic. This numbs the area around the tooth, so that the tooth can be pulled out. Nowadays, dentists will only remove a tooth as a last resort, if it severely decayed and cannot be saved with root canal, if it is causing overcrowding in the mouth, or if it has been damaged due to injury.
Severely decayed or infected tooth
To fit a prosthesis such as dentures
ABOUT TOOTH EXTRACTION
Average length of stay abroad: 1 - 2 days.
Some patients allow a few days before travel in case of pain or difficulty speaking. This may be recommended for patients having several teeth removed.
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Before the procedure, the area around the tooth is numbed with local anesthetic.
BEFORE TOOTH EXTRACTION ABROAD
The dentist should be able to offer a number of treatment plans for the problem, and the patient should feel free to ask about the dentist's previous success in this area, and for case study evidence (usually pictures) of previous patients that have undergone the same treatment. Pricing options should also be discussed. The dentist may perform a routine checkup during the consultation.
The Dentistry Consultation takes 30 to 45 minutes.
HOW IT IS PERFORMED
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Post procedure care
After the procedure, the dentist may prescribe antibiotics and patients should rest. If the extraction site bleeds, it is advised to bite down on clean cotton.
It is good to allow a blood clot to form over the extraction site, as it will aid healing. Patients should avoid smoking and eating very hot or cold foods, as well as avoiding eating on the side of the mouth where the tooth was extracted, as food may get into the wound and cause bleeding or infection. Ask the dentist about suitable painkillers as some medications such as aspirin, can thin the blood and cause bleeding.
If the blood clot becomes loose and exposes the bone underneath it, it can cause a painful condition called dry socket. Should this occur, a dentist will place an anesthetic cover on the area until it properly heals.
There is some minor discomfort associated with tooth extraction, although this should pass quickly. Soreness in the area should pass within a day or 2.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TOOTH EXTRACTION
The dentist will explain the treatment plan and may perform a routine checkup.
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Not recommended for
Teeth that can be saved with other methods such as root canal treatment
Jaw bone damage
Sinus exposure (when removing upper teeth)
Patients Teeth may need to be extracted because of infection, a crowded mouth, or gum disease.