About Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure to remove the tooth which has become damaged or decayed and needs removal. Permanent teeth can last a lifetime but in some situations they can be removed. There are other reasons for the extraction of the teeth such as

Crowded mouth – teeth need to be extracted for the mouth to be prepared for orthodontics (braces), or other treatments.

Infection – caused by tooth decay or damage extending to the pulp of the tooth. Infection is so severe that antibiotics do not cure.

Gum disease – periodontal disease, which is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and also support the teeth. It may cause loosing of the teeth or conditions ending up in a tooth extraction.

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Before the extraction of the tooth, the patient is given an injection of local anesthetic or pain medicine to numb the area of the extraction. If there is more than one tooth to be removed then general anesthesia may be used. If the tooth is impacted then the dentist will cut the gum and bone tissue that covers the tooth using forceps. Once the tooth is extracted, a blood clot will form in the socket. The dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket to stop the bleeding. Sometimes if needed, self-dissolving stitches will be used to close the gum.

Suitable Patients for Tooth Extraction

  • Patients who are at a good health condition
  • Children and adults are suitable to have a tooth extraction

Before Tooth Extraction

• The mouth must be clean before coming to the dentist. The teeth must be brushed and flossed

• Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

• Patients must not eat or drink anything including water 6 hours prior to the treatment

• Patients must not wear dark nail polish

After Tooth Extraction

• Patients must not drive after the tooth extraction

• Patients must not smoke until the gum is healed

• Patients must take medication prescribed or pain killers

• The tooth must not be brushed after the treatment for 8 hours

• Patients can brush their teeth after 3 days and avoid the area where the tooth has been extracted

• Patients must eat soft foods for the first 2 days

• Alcohol must be avoided for the first 2 days after the extraction

Risks of Tooth Extraction

Like every treatment tooth extraction has a low risk of complications like

• Infection

• Damage to sinuses

• Weakening of the lower jawbone

• Nerve injury

• Allergy to materials used

Definition

Forceps – surgical instrument used to hold things during surgery

Self dissolving stitches – stitches that are eventually absorbed by the body so there is no need for the removal of sutures

General anesthesia – variety of medications given to ensure unconsciousness, loss of control of reflexes. The patient is put to sleep to not feel any pain or discomfort

Local anesthesia – induces absence of sensation to a specific part of the body

Tooth pulp – center of a tooth

Trip Schedule of Tooth Extraction Treatment

The patients will attend a consultation with the dentist and will be advised about the treatment and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the treatment. The process will begin once everything is ready. The process is done under local anesthesia but if there are more than 1 tooth removals then general anesthesia may be used. The treatment will take around 30 minutes to perform and may increase depending on the situation. Once the tooth is removed and the patient is feeling good they must return to their settlement and rest for the rest of the day. The patients are then able to return to their destination or continue to have good times in Turkey. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the clinic the next day.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure, which is done to remove an unhealthy tooth.

How is Tooth Extraction done?

Before the extraction of the tooth the patient is given an injection of local anesthetic or pain medicine to numb the area of the extraction. If there is more than one tooth to be removed then general anesthesia may be used. If the tooth is impacted then the dentist will cut the gum and bone tissue that covers the tooth using forceps. Once the tooth is extracted a blood clot will form in the socket. The dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket to stop the bleeding. Sometimes if needed, self dissolving stitches will be used to close the gum.

How long does Tooth Extraction take?

Tooth extraction usually takes around 30 minutes to perform. The duration of the treatment can increase depending on the shape and size of the tooth.

When can I return to work?

Patients can return to work straight away after the treatment as long as they feel comfortable.

Who can have a Tooth Extraction?

The treatment is suitable for both adults and children who have a good health condition.

Are there any risks of Tooth Extraction?

Like every treatment tooth extraction has a low risk of complications like

  • Infection
  • Damage to sinuses
  • Weakening of the lower jawbone
  • Nerve injury
  • Allergy to materials used

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Tooth Extraction is 1 – 2 days including consultation before and after the treatment.

Devices used in a Tooth Extraction

Dental forceps are used to remove the tooth.

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