Tooth extraction: reasons and types

Tooth extraction: reasons and types

There are several reasons for extracting a tooth. These include:- Severe Tooth Damage/Trauma: Some teeth have such extensive decay and damage (broken or cracked) that repair is not possible. For example, teeth affected by advanced gum (periodontal) disease...
FAQ: Wisdom teeth

FAQ: Wisdom teeth

Q: Why do we have wisdom teeth?A: Adults can have up to 32 teeth. The wisdom teeth are the last to come through, right at the back. They usually appear when you are between 17 and 25, although sometimes they appear many years later.Nowadays people often...
Tooth extraction aftercare

Tooth extraction aftercare

Since bleeding is normal after an extraction, your dentist will have you bite on a piece of gauze for about 45 minutes to put pressure on the area and allow the blood to clot. Some swelling and discomfort are normal after a tooth extraction.Cold compresses...
Possible complications of tooth extraction

Possible complications of tooth extraction

There are several potential complications that may occur as a result of a tooth extraction. These complications may include:- Accidental damage to adjacent teeth.- Incomplete extraction, in which a tooth root remains in the jaw. Your dentist usually removes...
Dry socket

Dry socket

Dry socket, a common complication after a tooth extraction, occurs when a blood clot has failed to form in the socket, or the blood clot that did form has been dislodged. This leaves the underlying bone and nerves exposed to air and food. Often quite...

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