What is Tooth Extraction?

Sometimes a dentist can fix the problem of tooth decay, or broken teeth through fillings, crowns or other dental treatment. But when there is major damage in the tooth that cannot be fixed through these treatment tooth extraction is the only solution to it. Tooth extraction is the removal of the tooth from the alveolar socket.

The most common reasons for tooth extraction are as follows:

  1. Crowded mouth:

    Dental braces treatment is one of the reasons for tooth extraction. Extraction will be required to align the teeth. To create space our dentist will remove one or two teeth.

  2. Infection:

    When tooth decay becomes severe the infection will reach the tooth pulp. Often this can be cured by root canal treatment.As the situation becomes severe in situations extraction becomes inevitable.

  3. Tooth injury:

    Any trauma due to sports or accident can lead to a crooked tooth or a tooth crack. In such a situation if there is vertical fracture of tooth or if the tooth cannot be salvaged by root canal treatment, the dentist will extract the tooth and give the option to replace the artificial tooth in the gap.

  4. Wisdom tooth:

    In most people, impacted wisdom tooth is the main reason for tooth extraction. Due to lack of space in the jaw, the tooth finds difficulty to erupt. It will cause pain, infection or harm the next tooth beside. Hence to save other teeth in the jawline wisdom tooth should be removed.

Expert's Opinions

  • Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Tooth extraction should be done such that painless removal of tooth can be achieved with minimal trauma to investing tissues.”
  • Dr. Zita Antao Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Common reasons for tooth extraction are excessive tooth decay, mobile teeth, orthodontic reason, etc.”
  • Dr. Preethi Nagarajan Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Post - operative care after tooth extraction is essential. Gauze pad is placed over the affected area for a minimum 30 minutes to allow the blood to clot, taking prescribed medications, not spitting or using a straw to create negative pressure etc, are to be kept in mind.”

The tooth extraction procedure:

The dentist at Sabka Dentist will examine the mouth and take the details about your medical history. You need to disclose if you have any medical allergies or any other treatment that you are taking. An X-ray will be taken to access a thorough examination of the tooth condition. Once the checkup is done ,they will give you an injection i.e local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth and surrounding area. According to the tooth condition, two types of extraction can be conducted.

  • Simple extraction:

    This method is used for a visible tooth. The dentist will pull out the affected tooth with the instrument called the elevator. This is a simple procedure to remove a tooth from the socket.

  • Surgical extraction:

    It is a more complex procedure. It will be performed for a tooth which is broken from the gumline or not fully erupted. The dentist may do a small incision from the gumline and then he/she will extract the tooth.

What are the possible side effects of Tooth Extraction?

There is no harmful side effect after the extraction. But you may find the below characteristics:

  1. Bleeding:

    Increased bleeding is a common problem after the extraction treatment. Avoid excessive spitting during this time as it will lead to loss of clot in the socket.

  2. Pain management:

    Pain after extraction is an unavoidable feature. Our dentist will prescribe the necessary antibiotics to alleviate the pain. Normal pain will be solved by painkillers. If you still have pain that is not bearable you can contact our dentist regarding this.

  3. Swelling and bruising:

    Swelling of your cheeks usually improves in two or three days. You can use an ice pack as directed by the dentist.

Some Important tips to follow

  1. Do not brush or rinse vigorously till 12 hours after the extraction is done.
  2. Do not consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks for at least a week after the treatment is done.
  3. Do not eat any hard food. The difficulty while chewing makes the wound irritable leading to major pain.

When to call your dentist or surgeon:

  1. When you feel difficulty in breathing and swallowing
  2. Excessive bleeding in the tooth
  3. When you feel severe pain even after having the painkillers
  4. If you find swelling is not cured after 2-3 days.
  5. When pus is looming in the extracted area

Replacement options after tooth extraction

A gap will occur after tooth removal. There are few options available at Sabka Dentist to fill this gap, and the exact choice is agreed between dentist and patient based upon several factors.

Dental Bridge:

A dental bridge is an artificial or a false prosthesis that is fixed in place of missing tooth. Dental bridge consists of pontic supported by adjacent natural teeth. It is typically made from material like porcelain that goes along with the natural color of teeth. At sabka Dentist,Dental bridge treatment is carried out to replace the missing tooth at an affordable price.

Dental Implants:

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots which serve as the base for a replaced artificial tooth. In this procedure, the implant is inserted in the jaw bone and then an artificial tooth is placed on it.


Compared to the above options denture is the less expensive option. It is a removable appliance fixed against the extracted tooth gap.

How to find a Dentist?

In all Sabka dentist clinics, tooth extraction treatment is available. You can find the nearest clinic to your location on our site. Or you can call us directly to book an appointment.

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