Dental Extraction, Kota Kinabalu

Tooth Extractions: What You Need To Know About Dental Extraction

What is tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. It is also called dental extraction, exodontia, or exodontics. The word “extraction” comes from the Latin word extra here, which means “to take out”. A tooth may be extracted by a dentist or an oral surgeon.

The most common reason for tooth extraction is because the tooth is decayed or damaged beyond repair. Other reasons for extraction include gum disease, infection, or crowding of teeth. In some cases, a dentist may extract a tooth in order to prepare for orthodontic treatment.

Tooth extraction is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed in a dentist’s office. The area around the tooth will be numbed with local anaesthesia before the dentist or oral surgeon removes the tooth.

What happens during a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from the mouth. The dentist will first loosen the tooth with a tool called an elevator. Then, using forceps, the dentist will remove the tooth from the gum.

What Happens During Teeth Extractions?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Extractions are of two types: simple and surgical. A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that is visible in the mouth and is easily accessible to the dentist. This type of extraction does not require anaesthesia or sutures (stitches). A surgical extraction is necessary when a tooth is not visible in the mouth, has broken off at the gum line, or has not erupted through the gum. This type of extraction is more complex and requires anaesthesia and may require sutures.

The affected tooth is loosened with an instrument called an elevator. The forceps are then used to remove the tooth. The socket where the tooth was located will be empty after the extraction. A blood clot usually forms in this socket to help protect the bone and nerve endings. The clotting process helps to control bleeding and begin the healing process.

After the extraction, it is normal for your gums to be sore for a few days. You may also have some bruising around your jaw. These side effects should go away within a week or so. Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your mouth after an extraction, including what type of

What to Expect With Tooth Extraction

When you go to the dentist for a tooth extraction, they will numb the area around the tooth and then pull the tooth out. The socket where the tooth was will be left empty and may bleed for a little while. A blood clot will form in the socket and help to stop the bleeding.

If you have an impacted tooth, an oral surgeon may need to perform the extraction. This is when the tooth is stuck in gum and bone tissue or bone tissue.

The dentist will give you instructions on how to care for the area where the tooth was extracted. You may need to take pain medication and eat soft foods for a few days.

What to Tell Your Dentist Before You Have a Tooth Pulled

Before you have a tooth pulled, it’s important to tell your dentist about any medical conditions you have and any medications you’re taking. This is because some conditions and medications can increase the risk of complications during an extraction.

Be sure to also let your dentist know if you have any concerns or questions about the procedure.

Finally, be sure to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before your appointment to help reduce the risk of infection.


What to Consider When Getting Dental Extractions

When you need a dental extraction, also called tooth pulling, your dentist will give you local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. You may also be given sedation if you’re anxious or have a complex extraction.

Oral surgery is usually needed for wisdom teeth extractions.

What Happens After Tooth Extraction

After a tooth extraction, the empty socket where the tooth was pulled will need to heal. The dentist will recommend that you avoid chewing on that side of your mouth and will give you specific instructions on how to take care of the extraction site.

Usually, the extraction site will be covered with gauze. You may need to bite down on the gauze to help stop any bleeding. The gum around the extraction site may be sore for a few days.

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General Questions

Scaling are typically charged between RM100-RM200. We recommend getting it done every 6 months.
Whitenings typically cost RM999, the procedure usually takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
You can try using a toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth such as Sensodyne. Rub a little toothpaste into the sensitive area when going to bed as it helps protect the surface. Avoid strongly acidic foods or drinks and wait at least an hour after eating before brushing as this could cause even more sensitivity. If the pain continues, speak to our dental team and they may be able to offer further care to reduce your symptoms.
You should wait at least 1 month for your gums to heal before it is ideal to take an impression of your mouth.
3 appointments are needed to before you can take your dentures home. Time between each appointment is about 1-2 weeks. On average it takes about 1 month or less from start to finish.
It is possible to add on extra ‘teeth’ to your dentures after an extraction. Your dentist will check evaluate your current denture first to see if it is suitable. Sometimes if your dentures are too old/ loose/ complicated design, your dentist may recommend making a new set of dentures.
Wisdom teeth usually erupts between ages 17 to 23. If you have had multiple episodes of pain, difficulty opening your mouth, swelling or even a fever. Your dentist will usually need to do a check up and an x-ray to plan for the next step. Please see your dentist if you are experiencing this.