Extractions – simple

There are numerous reasons why people need to have their teeth extracted by dentists. The most important of these reasons is pain, for whatever reason, the tooth has immense pain and people want to get rid of such teeth as quickly as possible. If other alternative methods of treatments are possible, then the dentist executes those treatments, however, when there is no other alternative, or the alternative treatment is too expensive or inconvenient and not feasible for the patient, then the tooth is extracted.

Extractions can be simple or complex. Here we will talk about the simple extractions. In this type of extraction, as the name suggests, the dentist does not face any complicatons or problems. A tooth that is visible in the mouth is usually extracted by the simple extraction method.

The procedure is straightforward. Firstly, a local anesthetic is applied. The dentist then loosens the gums around the teeth. Then, plier-like forceps are used by the dentist to clutch the tooth crown. The tooth is then moved side to side, this loosens the tooth and separates it from the bone.

The tissue which principally attaches the tooth with the bone is called periodontal ligament. This is a thin wrap of soft tissue. The dentist expertly breaks this soft tissue to separate the tooth from the bone and extract it.