What is a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the complete removal of an infected, damaged, or otherwise problematic tooth from the mouth. Statistics from the World Dental Federation show that irreversible tooth damage because of decay or gum disease is widespread.
An example is that of a failed root canal treated molar tooth which becomes infected and needs to be extracted.
What to Expect During Your Tooth Extraction Appointment at Luxury Dentistry in NYC
Tooth extraction is a relatively quick procedure. The easiness of the procedure depends on the status of the tooth to be extracted. Removing a visible tooth is a simple procedure. In contrast, broken or impacted teeth, or teeth below the surface, will require a slightly longer appointment.
First, your periodontist will apply local anesthesia. You will feel some pressure in your mouth during the procedure and hear some noises, but it shouldn't be painful. Sometimes, you will need a few stitches on the gum to facilitate healing. Stitches will dissolve in about 2-4 weeks after the procedure.
As with every dental procedure, there are few risks associated with tooth extraction. These include prolonged bleeding, infection, or swelling at the site of the extraction. However, if your expert periodontist recommends the procedure, the benefits surely outweigh the small chance of complications.