A tooth extraction is the most popular surgical procedure at the dentist’s. In Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry and Implantology – Perfect Dental Clinic it is performed only when the level of tooth damage is critical. Our dentists evaluate the condition of a given tooth after thorough diagnostics, and then, decide if it qualifies for extraction.
Tooth extraction – Step by Step
Basically, there are three options:
With an acute inflammation and pain you will receive an appropriate anaesthetic, and the procedure will be performed painlessly and gently on the same day.
If the bone tissue surrounding the extracted tooth allows for that, the best choice is to extract the tooth and place a dental implant on the same day. A reconstruction of the lost structure and tooth shape is also possible by placing a crown on the implant.
Such a procedure, i.e. with implant placement, prevents bone atrophy that occurs when a tooth has been removed. It is determined that if an implant is not placed after a tooth has been removed, than a local bone atrophy occurs as the bone is not stimulated – about 70% of bone’s initial volume is lost. Hence, it is essential to extract a tooth and place an implant on the same day.
It is possible to introduce an augmentation material or an A-PRF into the alveolus, what will prevent bone resorption – a so-called socket preservation procedure. Then, an implant placement can be postponed with a couple of months.