Brief

Dental extraction is a process that may be necessary for various reasons, including severe decay, periodontal disease, or the need to make room for orthodontic treatment.

Adult teeth are classified into four types: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars, each having a specific function in the chewing process. Extraction may be necessary for any of these teeth, including wisdom teeth, which can be impacted or partially erupted due to lack of space.

Symptoms of impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth include pain, swelling, and inflammation, and treatment may involve extraction. After the procedure, postoperative care is essential for healing and may include limiting physical activity, avoiding hard foods, and smoking.

If a tooth is extracted, there are options for replacing it, such as dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. Advanced Dentistry is committed to offering optimal solutions for its patients' dental health and minimizing discomfort by using advanced techniques.

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Extracting a tooth may be necessary for various reasons, including severe dental decay, advanced periodontal disease, impacted teeth, or to make room for orthodontic treatment. In some cases, wisdom teeth may require extraction as they do not have enough space to erupt correctly or are positioned incorrectly.

Tooth extraction is usually performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. The dentist will use an instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth, and then use forceps to extract it.

After tooth extraction, it is essential to follow postoperative care instructions to promote healing and prevent complications. This may include limiting physical activity, avoiding hard foods, and avoiding smoking.

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Types of Teeth and Their Extraction

Each adult has 32 teeth, each playing a specific role in oral functions. Teeth are classified into four main types: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. However, sometimes, for various reasons, it may be necessary to extract one or more teeth.

  1. Incisors: These eight teeth (four upper and four lower) are used for cutting food. They are the front teeth with sharp edges.
  2. Canines: Also known as "fangs", we have four canines (two upper and two lower) that are used for tearing food.
  3. Premolars: There are eight premolars (four upper and four lower) that are used to crush food before being ground by the molars.
  4. Molars: In total, we have 12 molars (six upper and six lower, including the wisdom teeth) that are used to grind food into a paste that can be swallowed.

Replacement of Extracted Teeth

If you have had a tooth extracted, you may want to replace it to maintain the chewing function and aesthetics of your teeth. There are several replacement options available, including dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures.

At Advanced Dentistry, we are committed to offering you the best solutions for your dental health. If you have questions or concerns about tooth extraction or replacement, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Wisdom Teeth

Included tooth

Wisdom teeth, also known as the third set of molars, are the last teeth to erupt, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. Due to lack of space, these teeth can remain impacted (completely encased in bone) or partially erupted (partially erupted and encased in bone), often causing pain and other issues.

Impacted and partially erupted Wisdom Teeth

Dental surgery is a field of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of problems associated with the oral structure, including teeth, gums, soft tissues, and jaws. A common example of the work performed by dental surgeons is the extraction of impacted and partially erupted wisdom teeth.

Symptoms

Symptoms of impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can include pain, swelling, and/or inflammation around the gum, difficulty chewing, swollen lymph nodes, and sometimes, fever. If the wisdom tooth is partially erupted and an infection forms around it (pericoronitis), symptoms can become more severe.

Treatment

Semi-included tooth

In many cases, extraction is the most effective way to treat impacted or partially impacted wisdom teeth. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. At Advanced Dentistry , our dental surgeons have extensive experience in extracting wisdom teeth, using techniques that minimize pain and accelerate healing.

Post-Extraction Care

After extraction, it is essential to follow postoperative care instructions to ensure proper healing and to prevent complications. These may include rest, avoiding intense physical activities, eating soft foods, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and maintaining proper oral hygiene.

At Advanced Dentistry, we are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the best possible treatment. If you have questions or concerns about impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth, you are welcome to contact us for a consultation.

Frequently asked questions

The recovery period varies, but most patients feel better within a few days. It's important to follow the doctor's instructions to ensure proper healing.

You can reduce swelling by applying ice to the affected area and following the doctor's recommendations for pain medication. Also, rest and avoid intense physical activities in the first few days after the extraction.

It's normal to have some light bleeding in the first 24 hours after extraction. If the bleeding is excessive or continuous, contact your doctor.

Smoking is discouraged after a dental extraction, as it can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

You can gradually return to a normal diet as the discomfort decreases. It's important to avoid hard, crunchy, or very hot foods in the first few days after extraction.

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