Tooth Extraction procedures
Before having your teeth extracted
Before having your teeth extracted, your dentist will take X-ray and going through a complete examination with you. After that, your dentist will discuss with you again whether it is possible to save the tooth or if there is any other alternatives. It is extremely important for you to understand that, once the tooth is extracted out, there is no way to put it back. Therefore, saving your natural teeth is always our first priority.
After that, a blood test would need to be done. The blood test should have the following necessary indications:
- Blood compositions
- Bleeding/Clotting time
For new patients, HIV and Hep B would need to be requested too.
This blood test is necessary to assess whether if there is a bleeding tendency or any other medical conditions that prevents the person from undergoing the procedure and recovering after extraction. (e.g. bleeding disorder).
For patients who have severe medication conditions such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular issues, we would refer them to a hospital to have extraction done for his/her safety.
During the extraction
Your dentist will inject a local anesthetic into your mouth and check it has taken effect before starting the procedure.
Your dentist will widen your tooth socket and gently rock the tooth side to side until it’s loose enough to pull out. You will feel some pressure in your mouth and hear some noise. You shouldn’t feel any pain.
Most teeth only take a few minutes to remove. Afterwards, your dentist may close your tooth socket with stitches.