dental extraction

Dental Extraction


A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.


  • Dental Caries.
  • Gum disease(Peridontitis-loosening of tooth).
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth(3rd Molar).
  • Supernumerary Teeth.
  • Malformed Teeth.
  • Orthodontic Braces.
  • Fractured Teeth.


Tooth extraction begins with a shot of anaesthetic for the tooth, gum and bone tissue surrounding it.
Using a elevator the dentist creates a space by twisting it around and presses the tooth and rocks it against the bone.
There are plier-like instruments which are used to grasp and pull teeth(dentist usually has a number of extraction forceps.).
The dentist will typically remove any infected or pathologic tissue by scraping the walls of the socket. He’ll also compress the socket using his finger to bring back its size.

The dentist places a folded gauze over the site of tooth extraction and asks you to bite down on it to create firm pressure, which will control bleeding.

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