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Those teeth that have cavities, decay, infections or even broken or chipped teeth have to be extracted to preserve your oral health and aesthetics. Does the thought of tooth extraction frighten you? Well, knowing how a tooth is extracted at the dentist would surely ease your own tooth extraction experience.
For a tooth that is supposed to be extracted but isn’t completely visible, the dentist has to resort to surgical extraction. As explained by News Medical,
In this procedure, an incision will be made to expose the tooth with a surgical flap. The tooth may also need to be sectioned into pieces to prevent trauma to the surrounding nerves and tissues as they are removed. The pieces can be loosened from the socket with an elevator, similar to the simple procedure. The fragments can then be removed one at a time in a specific sequence, with the curved roots being removed at the end.
You must be very careful for the first few days to care for the socket from which the tooth has been extracted. You may brush and floss your teeth, but make sure the toothbrush doesn’t come anywhere near to the injured socket. Do not put your tongue in the socket, no matter how tempting that may seem! Last but not least, abide by all the instructions laid out by your dentist, post tooth extraction.