Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure, and while it can be scary for some patients, it is a relatively simple process. Here we will discuss the basics of tooth extraction so that you can be better prepared for your upcoming appointment. We will also talk about what to expect following the procedure.
- A highly skilled procedure that uses powerful anesthesia in order to extract the tooth relatively painlessly.
- The removal of unrestorable teeth, prophylactic extraction of problematic teeth and elective extraction for orthodontic procedures are all types of simple tooth extractions.
- Simple tooth extractions are performed by highly skilled professionals in order to minimize pain and discomfort for the patient.
How does a tooth extraction procedure work?
The tooth extraction process typically begins with local anesthesia, numbing the area around the tooth. Once the tooth is numb, the dentist will use an elevator to loosen the tooth from its socket and use forceps to remove it from the mouth. In some cases, a bone graft may be necessary to fill in the empty socket left behind by the extracted tooth.
Outcomes of tooth extraction
What Makes This Treatment Special?
One feature that makes it special is that Onyx Dental offers skilled professionals who use powerful anesthesia for tooth extraction This means that you can get the procedure done quickly and with less pain than if you were to go to a traditional dentist. In addition, we do not compromise on hygiene, resulting in fewer complications during or after the treatment.
Who can get this treatment?
Tooth extraction is a procedure that both orthodontists and emergency dentists can perform. Orthodontic patients may require tooth extraction to create space for braces or other dental appliances. Emergency patients may need a tooth extraction for severe tooth decay or trauma
Frequently Asked Questions
You may feel pressure after having an impacted tooth removed. Or, you may feel pain after having a tooth pulled that requires cutting through the gum tissue. The discomfort usually worsens immediately after the tooth is extracted and gradually subsides as the area heals. In most cases, people feel better within a few days to a week after extraction. However, it can take several weeks for the area to heal completely.
For the first 24 hours, you should avoid rinsing your mouth, spitting, or using a straw, as this can loosen the blood clot at the extraction site. You should also avoid drinking alcohol or smoking for at least 24 hours. Additionally, you should brush and floss gently around the extraction site for the first few days, as the area will be tender.
Tooth extraction usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. The length of time depends on the tooth being extracted. If the tooth is visible, it may take less time. It may take longer if the tooth is impacted (below the gums).
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Meet Your Doctor
Dr. Besher Turk
Dr Besher Turk is a dentist who specializes in prosthodontics. He has over 7 years of experience in general dentistry and over 3 years of experience in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.
- Root Canal
- Lesion Removal
- Teeth Whitening
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Najjar
Dr Al-Najjar attained his Bachelor’s Degree of Dental Surgery in 2018 from Ajman University, UAE. He also has a Diploma in Diploma of Oral Implantology & Prosthodontics.
- Teeth Whitening
- Composite Filling
- Root Canal
- Tooth Extraction
Onyx Medical Center is a premium Multi-Specialty Medical Center located in the vicinity of Dubai’s well renowned Dubai Miracle Garden. We bring the highest quality of care, the latest technology, and the top industry professionals to our patients in the UAE. We are proud to offer world-class care, and believe in a 100% transparency policy, where we discuss & educate our clients on all procedures so that they can make an informed decision on the best treatment options for their needs. Our compassionate team of doctors believe in one thing – bringing an authentic, trusted, human touch back to the field of aesthetic and medical care.