• Extractions

    Extractions - Are you having problems with your teeth but do not know if they could be removed? If that is so, try to consider the information below for you to be guided. 

    Candidates of teeth extractions include the following:

    •    Damaged teeth as a result of cavities or decay. If infection is present the dentist is going to treat the infection first before extracting the teeth involved. This is to avoid spread of infection to other parts of the body. 
    •    If the tooth is blocking other teeth from coming out, that tooth should be removed. This condition could be rare to other people but it could happen. The dentist is going to extract teeth occluding teeth to give way to new growth.    
    •    Individuals with braces are also candidates for teeth extractions to give space for the teeth to fit into place. 
    Now that you have known if you are a candidate for teeth extractions, you need to know how it is done. Sometimes limited knowledge on the procedure hinders one for submitting himself for tooth extraction. This is because he fears the pain and the procedure itself. It cannot be denied that the mere noise the dentist tools creates make us already fearful. Knowing the procedure avoids these situations.

    Although, practices in preparation of teeth extractions vary from country to country, the procedure itself is the same. Generally, if the teeth have no other problems except for it to be removed, the dentist is going to do simple extraction using a local anesthesia. She is going to loosen the tooth back and forth with her forcep when the anesthesia has set in. The tooth is then pulled without pain felt. 

    In some instance where the position or condition of the teeth provides some difficulties, x ray is done to guide the dentist to come up with the best plan for teeth extractions.