Our teeth are a very special part of our body, thanks to them we are able to chew and grind, on the dishes we loved.
On a daily basis our teeth are exposed to temperature changes, different textures of foods (hard, soft, etc.) and different types of chemicals; all this tear and wear can put teeth through a lot of pressure.
This pressure can cause teeth cracked or chipped and unfortunately in some cases the tooth can die and needs to be extracted. In the city of Los Algodones you can find several dental clinic and the largest clinic is Sani Dental Group; we can performed this dental procedure and at affordable rates, compare to US and Canada's prices.
A tooth extraction is a surgical procedure, in which a dead or severely damage tooth is remove from the patients mouth.
The Dental Procedure: Tooth Extraction
Before the removal of your tooth your dentist will take a few steps in order to increase the surgery success rate.
The dentist will do a routine check in your mouth and teeth, confirming the extent of the damage. Your dentist will use a 3D x-Rays or CT Scans; to offer a more accurate diagnosis. After preparing your tooth and its surroundings, your dentist will begin the extraction.
Before removing your tooth, the oral surgeon will apply local anesthetic to numb the area that will be treated, once this process has begun the oral surgeon will apply a stronger general anesthetic.
The use of this general anesthetic, reduces and prevent pain in the whole body; causing you to sleep through the dental procedure.
If the tooth is strongly attached to the jaw the dentist might need to cut the surrounding gum and bone tissue that covers the tooth.
Afterwards through the use of forceps, the dentist will grasp the tooth and gently rock back and forth; this will loosen the tooth from the jaw and the ligaments attached to tooth.
When a tooth is unable to be extracted in one piece, the dentist will be forced to remove it in pieces.
Once the tooth has been pulled, your dentist will applied a gauze pad into the socket and have you bite on it to stop the bleeding. This usually does not take long; because soon after the extraction, a blood clot will begin to form.
Sometimes the blood clot will break loose, when severe it can even expose the bone, this condition is called dry socket.
When this happens, your dentist will likely place a sedative gauze, giving the open wound protection and allowing new clot to form.
After the tooth is extracted, your dentists might need to use stiches to close the gum site, where the extraction was made. The dentist might use self-dissolving stiches or might need to return to the dental office within a few days.
Imagine, you recently had an oral surgery at Sani Dental Group. Unlike other dental clinic in Los Algodones, our dental offices offer all our patients these recommendations to take care of your teeth after an Extraction.
- For Swelling or Inflammation and Controlling Infections:
- Protect your skin by placing an ice pack on the skin in the region of the extraction. In 10 minutes intervals for the first 8 hours.
- Take painkillers prescribed by your dentist.
- You may be prescribed antibiotics, check with your dentist.
- You must not blow your nose and if you need to sneeze do so with your mouth open; doing so can cause the bony material to be displaced.
- Do Not Spit:
- This is extremely important because the action of spitting can remove the clot that is stopping the bleeding and helping the wound to heal, and starts a new bleeding, therefore you must swallow the saliva.
- Wait until the numbness in your mouth wears off.
- Avoid greasy food cold and hot liquids.
- Don’t drink with a straw.
- Avoid dairy products for 4-5 days because they help the bacteria to grow.
- Tooth Brushing:
- Brush after every meal with care trying not to hurt the surgical area and carefully do the action of spitting for 24 hours, but only put water in his mouth and open so that the water comes out.
- Avoid rubbing your tongue in the affect area.
- Physical activity:
- You do not need to rest in bed and avoid physical effort. Physical Activity can increase bleeding.
- To Avoid Muscle Stiffness:
- Do exercises to open and close the mouth several times a day.
- Keep your head higher than the rest of the body. If you lie flat, bleeding will be prolonged.
- Do not rely on your face.
Our dental offices in Los Algodones knows the fear many of our patients have towards surgery and that many don’t know the steps they should do after the oral surgery is performed. We have dedicated years to help patients from the US, Canada and all around the world with all types of oral problems.
If you are experiencing a problem in one or more teeth and your dentist determines you need an extraction, we invite you to read this post.
Know the steps to this oral surgery and the post treatment steps you should take to restore your smile.
If you have any concerns visit or call our dental clinic in Los Algodones, here one of our many certified professional dentists can perform the oral surgery and offer you the post-surgery steps you need to restore your smile.
The steps and procedures mentioned in this post are procedures available in the medical field; however, not all these treatments and procedures are perform at Sani Dental Group. To confirm if this procedure is perform at our dental clinics, please contact us directly.