During tooth extraction, a tooth is removed from the bone.
Also Known As:
- Dental surgery
- Tooth removal
Conditions Treated with Tooth Extraction:
Tooth extraction may be utilized to treat a broken or infected tooth, or to remove impacted wisdom teeth or an extra tooth that is blocking emerging teeth.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to tooth extraction.
Anesthesia with Tooth Extraction:
Tooth extraction may be performed under either local or general anesthesia. Nitrous oxide can be used for sedation.
Potential Complications from Tooth Extraction:
Possible risks following tooth extraction include bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. A dry socket and a fractured jaw are also possible. Some patients experience damage to nearby teeth or nerve damage that results in numbness in the lower lip and chin.
Prognosis after Tooth Extraction:
The prognosis for a positive end result following tooth extraction is excellent.
Recovery from Tooth Extraction:
The total recovery time from tooth extraction is two to seven days.