Our care philosophy includes using conservative methods to save your natural tooth if possible. This may involve the use of fillings, root canal therapy, or gum disease treatments to restore health back to a diseased or broken tooth. However, sometimes, an extraction is necessary because the tooth is too damaged to save due to issues such as severe decay, gum disease that has affected the periodontal ligaments or bone Injury to the tooth.
In many cases, tooth extraction can be done with local anesthesia in one visit at our clinic based in Delhi, India, including molar extractions. On the day of the extraction, you come in to the dental clinic and we numb the tooth and the surrounding area. Once you are fully numb, we loosen the tooth by gently rocking it back and forth, and then remove it. Larger teeth may need to be broken into pieces prior to being removed.
In cases where the tooth is impacted or has not fully grown into the mouth, surgical extraction may be necessary, where we make a small incision in your gums to access the tooth and then extract it through the incision. Afterwards, the incision is stitched as needed.
After your extraction, we will give you gauze to bite down on to help form a blood clot where the tooth was extracted, and we will walk through all of the after-care information you need in detail so you can recover quickly and without pain. In many cases, we recommend replacing the extracted tooth with a false tooth to help preserve its function and your overall oral health.
Since wisdom teeth are extremely difficult to clean (because of limited space and partial eruption) they are more likely to develop cavities and periodontal infections. In turn, those diseases can spread to the adjacent healthy teeth. Rather than try to treat the infection and prevent it from recurring, wisdom tooth removal is the standard of care.