It is a procedure practiced avulsion (removal) of a tooth or part thereof, the jaw bone that houses it, by means of specific techniques and instruments.
The most common causes for the extraction of a tooth are the existence of dental caries associated with an infection or orthodontic reasons. Tooth extraction should always be indicated by the practitioner.
Proper positioning of the patient and caregiver, the use of a proper technique and a standard aseptic precautions are necessary for successful extraction. A history and examination prior, and the performance of a radiology are also essential prior to extraction. Read the rest of this entry »
When there is no possibility of conservative treatment of a tooth, it is necessary to resort to removal. Extractions are often feared by the patient even more than other surgical procedures unrelated to the mouth. The advance of modern local anesthetic techniques now make withdrawals may be made without any kind of pain with the least amount of discomfort for the patient. On the other hand, if there is some degree of fear of intervention there are a variety of drugs that allow the patient is relaxed during the operation and not in tension or nervousness.
The most common reason why it should be removed tooth decay is the destruction and is a second, the cause is periodontal disease (pyorrhea). However, there are other situations where it is needed a tooth extraction, although less frequent than the previous two: Read the rest of this entry »