Oral Surgery in Madurai
Anterior Tooth Extraction
Posterior Tooth Extraction
Impacted Wisdom Tooth
OPG Showing Impacted wisdom Teeth.
What is meant by tooth extractions?
It refers to the dental procedure of removing severely damaged or infected teeth from the mouth that cannot be saved by any measures. During teeth extractions, the tooth root is removed from the bone along with the crown.
Does tooth extractions hurt?
During a tooth extraction procedure, local anaesthetic is administered to the patient to make them feel relaxed and comfortable. You will only feel the tooth popping out from the alveolar bone without any pain. We at Zaara dental clinic in madurai also proudly say we are equipped with painless anaesthesia machine which is a world class equipment to make sure you don’t feel the pain of even the prick of needle.
Is there any specialized doctors for doing extraction/impactions?
Yes! Facio-maxillary surgeon are specialized and experienced to do impaction surgery, but not every clinic follows this protocol, we proudly say at Zaara dental clinic we have madurai best surgeon to do the impaction as well as the maxillo-facial surgery.
Need for tooth extractions?
Everyone likes to smile with their own natural teeth, no-one wants to pull it off... But in some instances the tooth extractions are the only treatment option that has to be done... These scenarios include:
1. Irreparable tooth damage due to severe decay.
2. Severe periodontal disease that results in loosening of teeth.
3. To eliminate overcrowding of teeth- the extraction of one or several teeth may be necessary to eliminate the overcrowding in the mouth. This is recommended when the patient has to undergo an orthodontic treatment and there is no space for the teeth to move and realign.
4. After a traumatic event- when an accident, like a car collision, happens and the patient requires dental treatment, the first option is always to preserve the teeth. Dental bonding, crowns, bridges or veneers may be recommended. However, if the dental issue is dreadful, a tooth extraction may be required.
what happens after tooth extractions?
After tooth extractions a blood clot will be formed at the site. This blood clot promotes healing of extracted site. If the blood clot dislodges or breaks, it can expose the gum causing dry socket. Not only it affect the healing process, but the socket can also cause bad breath and pain.
It is normal to feel slight discomfort after the anaesthesia wears off. Furthermore, you will have swelling and residual bleeding 24 hours after the extraction. The bleeding will clear up on its own, however, if it doesn’t stop for hours, after the procedure calls our dentist immediately for further follow up. We also say we are equipped with most advanced equipment’s at Zaara dental we gives us a confidence to treat patients with painless and fearless dentistry.
Steps to be taken prior to extraction?
Before scheduling the procedure, your dentist will take an x-ray of your tooth. Many people fear of traditional x-ray machines at various dentist we at Zaara dental have the most advanced radiovisiography (rvg) imaging system.
(be sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you take regularly on daily basis.
Also, tell your dentist about any of the following systemic conditions if you have,
- A congenital heart defect
- Liver disease
- Thyroid disease
- Renal disease
- An artificial joint
- Damaged heart valves
- Adrenal disease
- An impaired immune system
- Previous history of bacterial endocarditis or rheumatic fever.
Your dentist will make sure to stabilize your systemic condition before undergoing extractions and if needed a course of antibiotic therapy will be prescribed prior to extraction procedure. The period of antibiotic therapy varies depending upon the severity of the systemic disease. It may range from 3-5 days or sometimes even a week.
After care instructions...
- Once the extraction is completed, the dentist places the gauze pad over the affected area, bite down to reduce bleeding and to aid in clot formation. Leave the gauze on for 10-20 minutes or until the pad is soaked with blood.
- Apply an ice pack to your cheek directly after the procedure to reduce swelling.
- Take medications as prescribed by your dentist.
- Avoid immediate strenuous activities following extraction
- Avoid smoking and alcohol till the socket heals out completely.
- Don’t rinse for 24 hours after the tooth extraction, and avoid vigorous spiting or mouth opening.
- Use pillows to prop your head up when you lie down.
- Brush and floss your teeth like normal, but avoid the extraction site.
- Follow soft diet and avoid spicy and hot food stuffs.
How long does it take for the extracted socket to get healed?
The healing process solely depends on the patient’s immunity and the systemic conditions of the patients... For a young healthy patient if may take upto 3-5 days ,whereas for an middle aged or older age group with underlying deliberate systemic conditions it can vary from a week or two weeks.
Should i need to replace the extracted site with artificial ones?
It is very important to replace the missing tooth with crowns, bridges or implants, after complete healing. Teeth has the tendency to drift into the available spaces. This kind of tooth drifting is pathological because ultimately it will weaken the tooth and hinders it functions. So it is really necessary to keep the tooth intact in its original positions.
How does wisdom tooth extraction differ from normal extraction?
Once it has been determined that a wisdom tooth is problematic and needs to be removed, local anaesthesia is administered to ensure the tooth can be pulled out without any major discomfort. A minor surgery is then performed where the tissue and bone around the wisdom tooth are removed so that the tooth can be cleanly extracted from the socket. Sutures or stitches may be needed to close the surgical site and promote healing of the overlying tissue. A follow up may be needed the next day to check out the sutures in place and to evaluate the surrounding tissues.
Do all wisdom tooth need to be extracted?
Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted. When a wisdom tooth erupts freely through the tissue without compromising the adjacent tooth, the wisdom tooth can be retained in the mouth. There are certain situations, where extraction of wisdom teeth is absolutely necessary. The wisdom tooth may erupt at an angle such that the adjacent molar can become difficult to clean which may lead to development of dental caries. Sometimes the position of the wisdom tooth will cause deep periodontal pockets, gum disease or recession around the adjacent tooth, and should be removed before too much damage is caused to the second molars. If there isn’t sufficient space in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to erupt, they may cause significant pressure on the surrounding teeth and tissues. This pressure can result in a bad headache, jaw pain/stiffness or tooth pain that is only resolved by removing the wisdom teeth.
Does injection hurt?
Well to be honest it does hurt a bit..! Might be with the variation of pain threshold level from person to person you might feel a bit of prick pain., but now with Zaara dental ., we are equipped with world’s best painfree anesthesia machine “the wand” with which pain isn’t a concern you can get it with special request from the doctors, and enjoy pain free dentistry at Zaara dental !
Cost of extraction / impaction?
Our costs starts from rs.200/- - rs.5000/- based on the complexity of extraction. And we stand the most affordable dental clinic in madurai.