Emergency Tooth Extraction
A tooth extraction rockford illinois or avulsion is a procedure that involves extracting a tooth from its socket. Often dreaded, it is most of the time less painful than it seems thanks to the advanced techniques used and the recommendations of your dentist. Sometimes, despite the best efforts of your dentist, you might need to have an emergency tooth extraction.
Why pull out a tooth?
Tooth extraction is offered to you when there is no other alternative or when treatment options to preserve tooth structure have failed. If the preservation of your natural teeth remains a priority for us, several reasons can lead to pulling a tooth:
- a severely decayed tooth;
- the presence of an abscess;
- trauma to the tooth (crack, breakage);
- wisdom tooth (s) that are painful or may interfere with other teeth;
- a lack of dental space (in the case of orthodontic treatment for example);
- tooth loosening due to gum disease
In all cases, a rigorous examination of your entire dentition and an assessment of your general state of health (dental and medical
history) is carried out in order to perform the dental operation in the best possible conditions.
Simple or surgical tooth extraction
An X-ray exam is used to assess the degree of complexity of the extraction and to determine the type of procedure to consider for removing the tooth.
- Simple tooth extraction (exodontics) concerns visible teeth that do not present any risk of complications.
- Surgical tooth extraction (odontectomy) is performed in the case of devitalized teeth (generally molars), severely damaged by decay, impacted or difficult to access.
The stages of a tooth extraction
After having sanitized his practice and sterilized his instruments, the practitioner performs several technical gestures essential for the good progress of the removal of your tooth:
- oral disinfection using an antiseptic solution;
- local anesthesia to numb the nerve of the tooth to be removed;
- syndesmotomy, that is, the separation of the tooth from its epithelial attachments;
- subluxation, which involves moving the tooth using an elevator positioned between the socket bone and the tooth;
- dislocation and avulsion, that is, vertical traction performed with a hutch to dislodge and remove the tooth.
In the case of surgical extraction, an incision in the gum tissue is necessary to pull out the tooth. Once the tooth has been extracted, stitches are used to close the cavity which has then been cleaned beforehand.
Treatments following tooth removal
The treatments are of a different nature: In case of simple extraction on an uninfected tooth, analgesic treatment and mouthwash will be sufficient. f the tooth was infected, an additional antibiotic treatment will be prescribed. In the event of surgical extraction, a more powerful analgesic treatment, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment will be combined, accompanied by the application of an ice pack to reduce the swelling.
Advice for better healing
- To optimize healing, a few simple rules must be observed:
- resume brushing and flossing gradually;
- wait for the clot to form (first healing) before performing mouthwashes;
- eat rather soft for 48 hours;
- avoid foods and drinks that are too hot;
- avoid tobacco and alcohol;
- sleep with your head elevated for 2 days.