There are several reasons for pulling out a tooth: the tooth is severely damaged or inflamed, which endangers the other teeth. At this stage the tooth is so unstable, loose or drastically damaged that it restricts our chewing capability.
In such cases, removing the tooth and replacing it with an implant is the most appropriate solution.
What causes tooth extraction?
The biggest enemy of teeth is inflammation, because the bacteria and pathogens causing the inflammation may reach the internal structure of the tooth, not only causing pain, but also resulting in the possible loss of the tooth (or the neighbouring ones).
If the inflammation is so serious that the tooth cannot be treated by root canal treatment and/or anti-inflammatory drugs, then its removal is unfortunately inevitable.
Moreover, the inflammation may loosen the bone structure, so that the jawbone is unable to retain the teeth like it did before it became infected. If the relationship between the bone and teeth weakens, the teeth will lose their biting capability and fall out on their own.
Inflammation can also cause many other diseases such as chronic sinusitis, but patients often experience constant shoulder pain and allergic issues
Solution: removal of the diseased tooth
One of the most difficult parts of the extraction is the removal of infected root(s).The first step of the extraction is taking an X-ray of the tooth and examining the number and position of its roots. This is somewhat easier with the front teeth, as only one root can be found there, whereas molars have 2-4 roots.
The second step is the extraction itself. It is vital to remove pathogens at the same time as the tooth and root, to prevent them from causing further inflammation in the bone and the surrounding gum tissues.
After removing the roots and pathogens, another so-called ‘control X-ray’ is performed to ensure that all of the roots have been fully removed.
Aftercare is important
Our dentists always inform their patients about what they need to take care of. An important point is to avoid consuming dairy products after tooth extraction (since they favour the formation of bacteria).
After the extraction, the treated area is daubed with antiseptic and healing agents by our dentists.
Ozone therapy and soft laser treatment can also be performed, which accelerate the process of healing and killing microbes. These treatments are completely painless.