How is Dental Extraction Done?
Before undergoing a tooth extraction, the dentist will make sure that the area to be treated is made numb using a general anesthetic. There are two methods of extraction, i.e., simple and surgical.
Simple Extraction: This extraction is performed over the tooth clearly visible in the mouth. This process is commonly carried out for the patients whose teeth are badly damaged or have a decayed tooth, and in some cases, it is also carried out for the patients before getting braces. When a patient undergoes a simple procedure, the dentist recommends a local anesthetic, and in some cases, anti-anxiety medications to make them feel at ease.
Surgical Extraction: This process is carried out on patients who need to get their second or third molars removed due to situations like a broken tooth or impacted tooth. Patients receive general anesthesia before this surgical procedure. The dentist also prescribes pain medication to be used after the surgery.