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What is the difference between conventional and surgical tooth extraction? The conventional type is the removal of a tooth, for example, due to damage caused by caries. How is surgical extraction different?
Surgical extraction is performed when the tooth has not yet erupted through the gums, but is causing the patient uncomfortable pain. Many patients associate this with the unpleasant coming in of wisdom teeth. However, the whole process of the wisdom teeth coming in is individual. In some cases, patients didn’t even feel that their eights (wisdom teeth) had come in. On the other hand, some patients have very unpleasant memories from this time.
Wisdom teeth coming in can cause acute inflammation, which needs to be removed immediately. The affected area is cleaned and the entire area around the erupted crown is soothed. In most cases, a special drain and solutions are used for this, which serve for general disinfection. After soothing, the dentist can perform the tooth extraction.
Wisdom teeth extraction is performed in a number of cases:
In this case, it is easier for the doctor to extract the tooth. The extraction is done using pliers. This method is one of the most conventional and can also be called “hassle-free”. The tooth is extracted, the wound is sutured and the patient goes home to heal up.
This can also happen. But it’s nothing we can’t handle in our clinic! The crown does not have to have erupted, but it can still cause the patient a lot of trouble. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, so the patient does not have to worry about unpleasant pain. If the crown has not erupted, the doctor must make a necessary incision in the gum. This way he can reach the bone that is covering the wisdom tooth. To prevent damage to the surrounding tissue, the tooth is usually cut into smaller pieces. After all the pieces have been removed, the doctor thoroughly inspects the extraction area and sutures the wound.
Wound healing after extraction is different from patient to patient. Following these individual steps will help the extraction wound heal faster:
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