What To Expect During Your Tooth Extraction
Pre-Extraction – First, your dentist will take digital X-rays of your affected tooth. This step is used to evaluate the extent of damage and to plan your procedure. Next, they will administer local anesthesia to numb the treatment area. Your dentist may also recommend dental sedation as needed to make you feel completely comfortable and at ease.
The Extraction Procedure – Once the doctor is sure that the anesthetic has taken effect, they will use an elevator to remove the fibers which attach your teeth to your jaw, bone, and gums. Next, they will use another elevator to make the tooth mobile in its socket gradually. When the tooth has become sufficiently mobile, it will be extracted by using suitable forceps and applying an outward force.
Post-Extraction – Once the tooth is removed, your dentist will wash the socket with saline or distilled water to remove debris. Finally, the socket will be squeezed, and you will be asked to bite on a clean gauze. This is done to stop bleeding and to promote clot formation.