Teeth extraction is the process of removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw. The procedure is typically performed by a dentist but may be done by a surgeon if the tooth is impacted. Teeth may be extracted for a variety of reasons, including decay, infection, or to make room for other teeth. The extraction process begins with the dentist numbing the area around the tooth with an anesthetic.
There are a number of reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. Sometimes teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed and cannot be saved. Other times, teeth may be extracted because they are impacted (stuck in the jawbone) or because they are causing pain. In some cases, teeth may need to be extracted in order to make room for other teeth that are coming in.
The teeth extraction procedure is typically performed by a dentist. The first step is to numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. This will help to reduce any pain or discomfort that may be associated with the procedure. The dentist will then use special tools to loosen and remove the tooth. In some cases, the tooth may be removed in pieces. Once the tooth has been removed, the dentist will clean the area and apply a bandage.
If teeth extraction is ignored, the long-term consequences can be devastating. The teeth play a crucial role in maintaining oral health, and without them, the risk of developing cavities and other dental problems increases significantly. In addition, teeth extraction can also affect facial appearance and speech. Therefore, it is important to seek treatment for any dental problems as soon as possible.
There are four main types of teeth extractions: simple, surgical, impacted, and wisdom teeth. A simple extraction is the most common type and is typically performed on teeth that have already erupted into the mouth. A surgical extraction is required when the tooth has not yet erupted or when it is lodged in the jawbone. An impacted extraction is necessary when the tooth is trapped beneath the gums and bone.
Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your teeth after they have been extracted. Generally, you will need to avoid crunching down on anything with the affected area, as this can cause pain and swelling. You may also be prescribed antibiotics to help prevent infection. It is important to keep the area clean and dry, and to eat a soft diet for a few days following the extraction.
The cost of teeth removal can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure, the experience of the dentist, and other factors. Generally, teeth removal costs between AED400 to AED800 (Normal tooth extraction) and AED1500 to AED4000 (Wisdom tooth extraction).