Tooth extraction is considered to be the most basic of treatments dating back to time immemorial. Times have changed from when extraction was the only possible treatment, Deep Caries Management and Root Canals have made tooth extraction the last resort rather than first line of treatment. Extractions are still the most common treatment done throughout the world. Indications of Tooth Extraction are:
Depending on the level of difficulty a dentist or an oral surgeon will perform the extraction. An X ray may be taken to ascertain the difficulty of extraction. A local anesthesia will be given to numb your gums and teeth this will prevent you from feeling any pain. If there is any bone obstructing the removal of the tooth then that is removed with the help of a drill. Then with the help of elevators and forceps the tooth is pulled out. A stitch will be given to prevent food from entering the socket and for faster wound healing. You will be given antibiotics and pain killers and asked to come in after a week to get the stitch removed.
Having your tooth removed is not the end of the treatment. Other than your wisdom teeth every tooth that is extracted should be replaced. You can replace them in the following ways: