Dr. Song Dental Clinic employs minimally invasive tooth extraction techniques to reduce surgical trauma. For complex surgeries with significant trauma, PRF is used to promote postoperative healing, significantly reducing the incidence of infection and pain in the surgical area.

Should wisdom teeth be removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to emerge. Since they emerge the latest, they often cannot grow properly due to lack of space, leading to a series of problems:

  • Pericoronitis: Swelling and pain around the gums of the wisdom teeth, sometimes extending to the cheeks.
  • Cavities in Adjacent Teeth: Misaligned wisdom teeth can trap food and plaque between them and the adjacent teeth, leading to cavities.
  • Periodontal Damage and Loosening of Adjacent Teeth: Food and plaque accumulation between wisdom teeth and adjacent teeth can also damage the gums and bones supporting the neighboring teeth.
  • Cavities in Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth are prone to cavities due to their difficult-to-clean positions. Misaligned wisdom teeth are useless.

Therefore, it is wise to remove misaligned wisdom teeth as early as possible.

What kind of teeth need to be extracted?

Teeth that need to be extracted include misaligned wisdom teeth, teeth affected by advanced periodontitis, non-retainable roots, and teeth requiring removal for orthodontic purposes. However, the decision to remove a particular tooth should be based on your dentist's advice, not the opinions of relatives or friends.

What should be noted before tooth extraction?

If you need to have a tooth replaced after extraction, it is best to discuss the method of that with your dentist before your teeth are extracted. Different replacement methods can affect the extraction process. Traditionally, teeth were extracted and waited for three months before replacing, with little consideration for minimally invasive techniques or alveolar bone preservation. With the advancement of dental implants, which have become the best method for tooth replacement,tooth extraction has evolved significantly:

  • Some patients can have implants placed immediately after extraction, avoiding alveolar bone resorption, reducing discomfort, and shortening the time needed for replacement.
  • For patients requiring implants, dentists use minimally invasive techniques and alveolar bone preservation methods during extraction to prevent bone loss, which is crucial for successful implants.
  • Sometimes dentists need to perform special treatments on the socket immediately after extraction to prepare for the subsequent implant surgery.

If you are interested in dental implants, consult your implant dentist before extraction.

Is tooth extraction painful or scary?

Tooth extraction itself is not painful due to anesthesia. The first three days post-extraction may involve pain or swelling, but this can be managed with painkillers. The concept of minimally invasive extraction has made the procedure less frightening. More and more dentists are using less invasive and gentler methods instead of traditional tools like hammers.

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