Your dentist will make every effort to save your tooth, but if he feels that you would be better off without it he will explain how he will go about extracting the tooth and what you can expect to experience during the procedure.

Dentists refer to a “simple” extraction as one dealing with a well established tooth that is easily accessible while a “surgical” extraction is a bit more involved. Surgical procedures will mean that parts of the bone may also have to be removed, or some of the gum tissue disturbed. Certain circumstances may call for “tooth sectioning,” where the tooth will have to be removed in pieces. Surgical extractions are sometimes done by oral surgeons. In most cases, either type of extraction can be done with a local anesthetic.

There are some preliminaries that are part of the plan for your tooth extraction. Your dentist will want to have knowledge of your medical history, including medications that you may be taking and any particular anesthetics or medicines that you may be allergic to. Be sure to tell him if you have been taking aspirin on a regular basis as it may prevent the blood from clotting naturally. If your dentist suspects infection or if he has determined that you have a low level of immunity, he may prescribe an antibiotic to be taken either before or after the procedure, or both. If you feel that you would benefit from some sort of sedation, let your dentist know your feelings and discuss the options during your initial appointment.

When it’s time for your simple extraction to begin your dentist will administer whatever kind of anesthetic or sedative that you have decided on and let you relax while it takes effect. When the area is completely numbed, your dentist will begin by using dental forceps to work the tooth back and forth until it is loosened enough to be easily removed.

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