ORAL AND JAW SURGERY
Tooth extraction is the process of removing the tooth from its socket in the bone. Simple tooth extraction is the technique used to extract teeth that appear in the mouth under local anesthesia.
Surgical procedures to be performed under anesthesia may be required in cases where extraction of teeth that cannot be treated, tooth root or bone pathologies (tumor, cysts, etc.), situations requiring implant surgery, procedures for bone formation, and tissue preparation before prosthesis.
Other Surgical Procedures
Apical resection is the removal of the root tip and surrounding infected tissue.
After root canal treatment, that area is surgically reached to remove the problematic part of the tooth. At the end of the procedure, the root tip is covered with a special filling material. Laser can be used during the operation to increase the success of the procedure and the comfort after the procedure.
Swelling, mild bleeding and discomfort may occur within the first 24-48 hours after the operation.
You can apply ice to your face to reduce swelling. Stitches are removed within 7-10 days and the healing status of the wound area is checked by your dentist. When the wound area is fully healed, the restoration of the tooth (filling or crown) is completed.
In the past, root resection procedures were used more frequently. But nowadays, it is more preferred to remove the tooth and replace it with implants. Although it is more preferred to leave the natural tooth, implant application is a better option in some cases.
What are the reasons for tooth extraction?
Teeth that are too damaged to be filled or prosthetic Acute or chronic inflamed teeth for which root canal treatment cannot be performed Teeth with periodontal (gum) disease in which the teeth lose their bone support excessively Teeth that do not respond to apical resection (teeth with inflammation at the root tip, cutting the root tip by surgery) • Roots left in the mouth without any function • Teeth that require extraction in orthodontic treatment (wire treatment) • Persistent milk teeth that do not fall out in the normal time when permanent teeth are present