Taking out a faulty tooth becomes necessary when there is a lot of decay and there is a possibility of germs spreading to other healthy teeth or when you are suffering from an impacted third molar tooth. The process of extraction involves careful examination and sedation, which means a comfortable operation and your mouth will be back to normal in a few days.
It is an old and much used proverb “One dirty fish spoils the whole pond”. More than anything else, it holds true in the case of teeth. One bad or decaying tooth can affect the entire mouth. The longer it stays inside, the more time it provides for germs to spread to adjoining teeth and the mouth, resulting in pervasive gum damage and multiple tooth decay. The best way to get rid of this problem is to take it out of the system, away from healthy teeth. The procedure called Tooth Extraction is offered by dentists around the world and offers plenty of treatment plans, based on the problem.
To nurture our body is our basic nature and our basic need. We have to preserve and take care of each and every part of the body, to make sure it stays in good health. We do everything we can to stay in the best of shapes. Going to gym, eating right are all ways to preserve sound health. Similarly, brushing teeth twice a day, flossing regularly and timely visits to the dentist are the best measures you can take to ensure perfect oral health. There are substitutes to gym and you can always opt for alternative workout measures or ways to stay fit. But you cannot replace good oral hygiene habits with anything else, in order to keep teeth healthy. Those who have had to get their teeth extracted because of decay would know the importance of visiting the dentist regularly.
There are nearly 400 types of bacteria present in our mouth. Whatever we eat interacts with these bacteria and tries to work its way through the defense mechanism of the body. This happens on a quicker and more aggressive note when we eat or drink anything with high sugar content. The presence of sugar assists plaque and acids present in mouth to kick start decay process. If not cleaned on time, it can lead to deeper cavities, gum diseases and decay, which would ultimately lead to tooth fall. If you have a badly decayed tooth, you should immediately consult a dentist and have it extracted.
Tooth extraction is the best way to prevent spread of germs. Extracting decayed tooth does not always require an elaborate operation. But decay is not the only reason for tooth extraction. In fact, one of the primary reasons why people undergo extraction is the presence of an impacted third molar or wisdom tooth. Extraction of the problematic third molar can be tricky if it is positioned below the gum line in an inverted or diagonal position. Dentist will need to conduct an X-ray to know the exact position of the tooth, so as to ascertain the repercussions of its removal and also to formulate a plan to extract it.
Extraction of a third molar usually requires an incision in the gums. Naturally the operation involves pain so anesthesia is administered beforehand. The effect of anesthesia will wear off in a few hours but the healing process of the operated tooth may complete only after a few days. Usually within a week, patient is fit to eat and drink normally. Many people are scared of the procedure and the pain involved in it, which becomes a reason to harbor a dental problem. But hiding the problem does not mean suppressing it, in fact the earlier a problematic tooth is taken out, the better it is. And with sedation dentistry and amazing extraction techniques now available, you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.