Tooth extraction is performed by a dentist or oral surgeon and is a relatively quick outpatient procedure with either local, general, intravenous anesthesia, or a combination. Removing visible teeth is a simple extraction. Teeth that are broken, below the surface, or impacted require a more involved procedure.
Excessive tooth decay, tooth infection, and crowding can all require a tooth extraction. Those who get braces may need one or two teeth removed to provide room for their other teeth as they shift into place.
Before scheduling the procedure, your dentist will take an X-ray of your tooth. Be sure to tell your dentist about any medications you take, as well as vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter drugs.
The process is painless and takes 10-30 minutes. It is done under local anesthesia which makes the area numb and you feel comfortable during the complete procedure.
After extraction, people should avoid (for 24-48 hours):
1. Sucking on the extraction site
2. Touching it with their tongue
3. Using a straw
5. Eating solid, especially crunchy foods
6. Rinsing the mouth vigorously
7. Drinking alcoholic beverages or using mouthwash that contains alcohol
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