A dental extraction (exodontia) simply means removing a tooth or teeth. When you are six, this can be accomplished by biting a nice crisp apple with your very loose tooth. However, there are times when you might appreciate the help of your dentist.
Teeth That Might Need Dental Extraction:
Teeth that are too decayed for restoration
Wisdom teeth that are impacted (too crowded to be able to erupt normally)
Teeth that need to be removed to prepare for braces
Extra teeth that are blocking others from coming in
Broken or badly cracked teeth
Types of Extraction
A simple extraction is performed under a local anesthetic and does not require surgical instruments.
A surgical extraction is performed usually under a general anesthetic and requires an incision.
After you have had a tooth extracted, you will be given specific instructions on how to make sure the wound heals fully and without infection. Following these instructions will give you the best chance for a trouble-free recovery. Feel free to call Dr. Ammari any time you are unsure about what you should be doing, or if anything unexpected happens that you don’t understand.