Laser assisted tooth extractions Laser therapy helps stops the bleeding and helps in healing much faster than conventional extractions.
This form of treatment is always the last case scenario. If a tooth is unable to be saved and the tooth structure is broken down completely along with infection we unfortunately have to remove it.
Conditions that may necessitate extraction include the following:
- A tooth that cannot be restored, because of severe decay
- A very mobile tooth with severe gum / bone infection
- Severely malposed tooth causing soft tissue trauma to the cheek (especially third molars)
- Cracked teeth from trauma
- Supernumerary tooth (Extra tooth)
- Teeth adjacent to a pathologic lesion that must be excised (eg. Cysts etc)
- Teeth in the line of jaw bone fracture
However, therapeutic extraction for the purpose of orthodontic treatment may be required to achieve optimal correction.
-Continuous bleeding after the procedure is not uncommon and therefore patients need not panic. It is usually caught by biting a thick gauze pad or paper towel to remove it.Remember that external pressure should be applied for at least an hour and if bleeding continues, your dentist can be consulted.
-After the sedation wears off, it’s normal to feel minor pain that usually goes away with medication.
-Generally, it is best to avoid any strenuous activity for at least a few hours after the removal procedure.
After multiple tooth extractions, we usually determine the type of sedation based solely on the patient’s anxiety level and the complexity of the procedure. This can be anything from conscious sedation to general anesthesia, and it is always advisable for the patient to be accompanied by an adult.