Regular & Wisdom Teeth Removal
You will be given a local anaesthetic that will make the area around your tooth to become numb. The dentist will then use dental instruments called elevators and forceps to remove your tooth.
Why Should You Consider A Dental Check-Up?
Tobacco smokers especially should consider getting a dental checkup done. Tobacco is one of the leading causes of oral cancer. Oral cancer is one of the three most common cancers in some Pacific and Asian nations due to their heavy tobacco use.
Even if you have good oral health and have no problems it is still a good idea to consider getting a checkup done anyway. It is important to stay on top of your health and a regular checkup is the best way to prevent any issues from arising and becoming worse down the road.
When and why would a Tooth Extraction be necessary?
When a tooth is so damaged (because of trauma or decay) that it cannot be repaired by a filling or crown
When the tooth itself becomes loose in its socket due to gum disease. (Since the gums and underlying bone are damaged, they can no longer help in firm attachment of the tooth)
When there is an infected tooth (with an abscess) that does not go away even after root canal treatment
For wisdom teeth that are partially erupted or improperly positioned
To make space during orthodontic treatment
How Often Should You Go For A Dental Checkup? Answer : At least every 6 months
If there are any problems that require surgical operations those would be booked as separate appointments and should not count towards one of your regular dental check-ups.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Anybody can get a tooth extraction. However, if you are a diabetic, a hypertensive, somebody with a heart condition (congenital defects, previous history of stroke, open heart surgeries) or any other systemic disease (like liver, kidney, thyroid, or adrenal disease), you need to be cleared by your physician first for a tooth extraction.
Conditions like pregnancy, immunosuppressive states, or any other chronic disease will also need additional precautions to be taken before an extraction, so make sure you inform your dentist about every single thing in your medical history.
Similar to normal tooth extraction, you will first be given a local anaesthetic injection. Then, using elevators and forceps, the wisdom tooth is pulled out. If the tooth is impacted, a small incision will be made in the gums and bone might have to be drilled to expose the tooth. The entire procedure is performed under anaesthesia, so you won’t feel a thing.