In the past, people often had teeth extracted due to dental problems. Teeth are less frequently removed these days as retention of teeth is nearly also better than extraction. At Southside Family Dental we strive to achieve the best outcome over the long term and sometimes an extraction is the best treatment option.
- Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
- There are two types extractions:
- Simple extractions (Performed on teeth that can be seen in the mouth)
- Surgical extractions (Performed on teeth that are broken off at the gum line or has not come into the mouth yet)
- Research shows that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammtory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen can greatly decrease pain after a tooth extraction.
- X-rays are taken as a precautionary measure by dentists at Southside Family Dental to avoid complications that may arise during the procedure.
- The length of the procedure can vary from 15 min – 30 min for simple extraction and 30 mins – 60 mins for a surgical extraction.
- The time taken for the extraction will be dependent on the following factors:
- Number of roots of the tooth
- Length of the roots
- Position of the tooth
- Amount of tooth remaining above the gum line