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Friday, Apr 6, 2018
Reasons for tooth extraction
Posted by Amelia Grant of
When people hear about the tooth extraction procedure, they think it's an option for a desperate situation. But it's not really true. Yes, with different problems, your dentist will offer a different treatment and will do everything possible to keep your tooth or teeth. But there are times when tooth extraction is really the only right way out. Here are such reasons: When a person has extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in. Sometimes primary teeth don't fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in. People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into their places. People receiving radiation to the head and neck may need to have teeth in the field of radiation extracted. People receiving cancer drugs may develop infected teeth because these drugs weaken the immune system. Infected teeth may need to be extracted. Some teeth may need to be extracted if they could become a source of infection after an organ transplant. People with organ transplants have a high risk of infection because they must take drugs that decrease or suppress the immune system. Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in. They commonly come in during the late teens or early 20s. They need to be removed if they are decayed, cause pain or have a cyst or infection. These teeth often get stuck in the jaw (impacted) and do not come in. This can irritate the gum, causing pain and swelling. In this case, the tooth must be removed. If you need all four wisdom teeth removed, they are usually taken out at the same time. If you expect to have treatment with intravenous drugs called bisphosphonates for a medical condition, be sure to see your dentist first. If any teeth need to be extracted, this should be done before your drug treatment begins. Having a tooth extraction after bisphosphonate treatment increases the risk of osseous necrosis (death of bone) in the jaw. As you can see, there are many reasons why the tooth needs to be removed. But don't think that this is not a big deal. After the tooth extraction procedure, you need to monitor your condition very carefully. If you have fever, chills or redness, you have uncontrolled bleeding in the area of tooth extraction, the area continues to ooze or bleed after the first 24 hours, your tongue, chin or lip feels numb more than 3 to 4 hours after the procedure you must call your dentist or oral surgeon. If you have an infection, your dentist usually will prescribe antibiotics.Click Here for Provider's Detail Page
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