Pulling Teeth, the Process of Oral Extractions

As the name suggests, an oral extraction is a procedure that focuses on getting rid of a tooth. Depending on the tooth’s medical diagnosis, the oral specialist overseeing the treatment can execute one of two types of extractions or a simple or a complex extraction. In this article, we will be reviewing the methods of a simple removal.

Simple and Common

A simple dental extraction is one of the most common oral procedures performed in the U.S. Throughout the removal procedure, the dental practitioner gets rid of your troublesome tooth by loosening the gum tissue around the tooth’s socket. This is accomplished by using dental forceps to rock the tooth back and forth in order to separate the tooth from the periodontal ligament. The periodontal ligament is the thin piece of soft tissue that attaches your tooth to your jawbone.  

The Procedure

The entire process of a simple tooth removal does not take that long to finish. Depending upon the tooth and its diagnosis, removing it will typically take simply a couple of minutes after your anesthetic has been triggered. The anesthetic is used to make the removal procedure easier for the dentist to perform and so that you don’t feel any type of discomfort at the time at which they do so.

Post-Op Instructions

After your treatment, Dr. Hanson will provide you gauze to bite down on while applying pressure in case there is any excess blood loss. Shortly after that, you should schedule a follow-up appointment to make certain everything is properly healing; you then will be released and free to go home.

Contact us 

For more information on tooth extractions, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanson. Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Brownstown Dental Care is here to answer any questions you have about all things dental related. We are currently located in the Brownstown area in Michigan to better assist you with your oral healthcare needs.

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