Tooth extraction is a rather complicated procedure that requires special knowledge, experience, and a particular skill set from the dentist. Not so long ago, mainly male doctors undertook such surgery since it was difficult for women to carry it out on a purely physical level. Today, this procedure is much easier for both the doctor and the patient with modern equipment and a better understanding of human anatomy. Nevertheless, the patients need to familiarize themselves with all the nuances and essential points on which a positive outcome and the absence of side effects depend.Does my tooth need to be extracted?
When it comes to permanent teeth, tooth extraction is done only in the most extreme cases. Saving the tooth is always the first option. But when the treatment is not possible, it is often due to one of the following conditions:
How are tooth extractions done?
- severe forms of cysts, granulomas, pulpitis;
- periodontal disease or periodontitis;
- placement of a bracket system or prostheses in the case when some teeth interfere with this process;
- a wisdom tooth that is growing in the wrong direction or causes specific problems during its growth.
Simple (non-complicated) removal of a tooth performed in several stages:
- doctor exam, and collection of medical history;
- local anesthesia;
- forceps fixation and gradual movement and detachment of the tooth from the bone and gum;
- dislocation of the tooth;
- examination and treatment of the socket hole with antiseptics and other medications;
- suturing (carried out only if there is a large wound surface).
Typically, simple tooth extraction goes without problems, but some complications are possible in rare cases. Those can be a root fracture, bleeding, soft tissue injury, and other pathologies that will require immediate correction from Dr.Regina and her team.What to do after tooth extraction?
Unnecessary complications are easily avoidable if patients follow these simple instructions after any tooth extraction (including wisdom teeth).
What are the most common post tooth extraction complications?
- as soon as the bleeding stops, remove the gauze pad from your mouth as it can cause infection;
- apply an icepack to your cheek a couple of times a day, for 5 minutes;
- do not eat for 2-3 hours after tooth extraction;
- eliminate intense physical activities for several days;
- avoid taking hot baths, showers, and saunas for the first 24 hours to prevent bleeding;
- give up hard food for the early few days;
- rinse with prescribed solution three times a day, but very carefully to not remove a blood clot from the wound;
- do not smoke or consume alcohol, at least until the tooth socket is completely healed.
If you have a toothache after extraction, do not be surprised. However, in this case, it is not the tooth but rather the gum that hurts. This is a fairly common complication that many people report. The severity of the pain syndrome varies from tolerable to severe. In the latter case, it will be advisable to take painkillers, and Dr.Yunusov will prescribe you some based on your medical history.
Infection is another common complication. The socket after a tooth extraction is a vulnerable place into which dangerous bacteria can quickly enter. In this circumstance, it is essential to take the prescribed antibiotics. It is important to remember that only the doctor can make an appropriate prescription for the antibacterial drug.How much does it cost to extract a tooth?
Those who need extraction due to severe pain are unlikely to worry about the price. But no matter the procedure's motivation, the cost of simple extractions at Cedar Park Dental Wellness is very affordable and starts from $219 per tooth and goes up to $660 for extremely complicated cases. If you are a new patient who does not have dental insurance, you will qualify for our special $100 discount to extract any single wisdom tooth. Our pricing structure and special deals make Cedar Park Dental Wellness one of the most affordable dental offices for tooth extraction procedures in Austin.