Surgical Tooth Extraction

It is a procedure where the dentist makes an incision in the gum, separates and sections the tooth, removes the whole tooth and suture. Usually this procedure is done in the clinic under local anesthesia. It might require post-surgical pain killers and rest.

Oris Dental Center has years of experience in making the procedure painless, making us one of the best and painless dentistry in Dubai.

Why do we remove the tooth surgically?

  • Badly decayed teeth.
  • Teeth with multiple curved roots
  • Severely damaged teeth due to trauma.
  • Infection that is not responding for treatment.
  • Endodontically treated teeth due to their brittle roots.

Procedure Before Tooth Extraction

Your dentist will examine the affected tooth and its surrounding gums for detailed analysis. To assess bone health and determine the extent of damage, your dentist may also take Digital X-rays sometimes.

Your dentist will also need to know about any vitamins, medications, or supplements that you are taking. After all the information has been collected, your treatment options and sedation options can be discussed in detail with you.

Oris Dental Center offers sedation options

Our dental professionals offer sedation for tooth extractions or other procedures. For those with dental anxiety or who just want to feel more relaxed during an appointment, sedation can be a great option. The following are some of the treatments for sedation in dentistry:

  • Nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas", is a gas you inhale through your nosepiece or mask. This gas is a good choice for those who require light sedation. People who opt for nitrous oxide are able to drive themselves to their appointments.
  • Oral conscious sedation. This type of sedation can be administered by mouth in pill form approximately one hour before your appointment. These medications include diazepam and midazolam . lorazepam is another common option. Oral conscious sedation is available alone or in combination with intravenous or nitrous oxide. Your specific needs will be taken into consideration when determining the dosage. Oral conscious sedation patients will require a friend or relative to drive them to their appointment.
  • Intravenous (IV), sedation. This is recommended for patients with severe dental anxiety and those who are undergoing long procedures. An IV line delivers sedatives and pain medication directly to your bloodstream. IV sedation can be achieved in the most extreme settings, such as dental offices. Patients who opt for IV sedation must arrange for a driver on the day of their procedure.

Your dentist may sometimes recommend general hospital anesthesia. This is typically reserved for more complex cases such as corrective jaw surgery or facial reconstruction.

What happens when a tooth is removed?

To numb the affected tooth and gum tissue, local anesthesia will be used first. Your dentist will use specialized instruments to gently remove your tooth from its socket. Your dentist may need to make small incisions in the gums to access your tooth, especially if it is severely decayed or has fallen off at its gum line. After your tooth has been removed, the socket will be cleaned and disinfected. Your dentist may place a tooth graft to prevent your jawbone from falling out. Stitches may also be used to promote healing.

What happens after a tooth is removed?

After the procedure is completed, your dentist will place gauze on the site of the extraction and ask you for firm, consistent pressure to close it down. This stops bleeding and prevents clots from forming. Clotting is an important part of healing. It promotes healing and lowers the chance of dry sockets. Once the bleeding stops, you can take the gauze out. Light bleeding may persist for the first 24 hours.

Post-surgical instructions after tooth extraction :

  • Soft diet like soup, yogurt , ice cream and jello.
  • Avoid rinsing or spitting
  • Use ice pack
  • Do not smoke for at least 3 days following surgery
  • Do not use straw for 3 days following surgery
  • Take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.

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